The Complexity of Hip-Hop YouTube Comments (Edition 1: July 2012)

Posted by Doug Klinger on July 25, 2012 in Lists

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Some of the most disgusting, misinformed, and illegible sentences ever written can be found in the comment section of a YouTube video. Any YouTube video. Even the cute, inspirational ones of little kids and cats get their share of belligerent trolling. This is particularly true when it comes to hip-hop videos, where the hate and nonsense is so profound, and so poetic, that it justifies a monthly examination. Through our journey, be on the look out for some of my favorite YouTube comment trends, including: racism, improper or nonexistent capitulation, homophobia, watching the video for someone or something other than the artist, using numbers for letters, sexism, ending a sentence with two periods, conspiracy theories, and the love of ass.


Pop That

Comment found on French Montana - "Pop That"

Despite the grammar mistakes, domo292 has made it clear that they did not come for French Montana, but in fact, it was ass and Drake that drove their hip-hop video decision-making. My only question is, are ass and Drake somehow related in a way that I have yet to consider? 



Comment found on Ne-Yo - Let Me Love You

The idea behind this comment is one that I am particularly interested in. Does Gentleman74ful think that Ne-Yo posts these vides to YouTube himself, and reads each comment individually? Does he think that without suggesting to Ne-Yo to “keep ‘em coming” that Ne-Yo would have quit making music videos? Oh, Gentleman74ful, I have so much to learn about you!  


lil wayne

Comment found on Lil Wayne - My Homies Still

Man, The Illuminati just won't give it a rest! Jeez! Why can't you keep your world controlling affairs out of our favorite rap music videos, The Illuminati? Boy, I tell ya what, it's a good thing we have NorthLyfeHollywood to call you guys out, otherwise we would never have realized these definitely true conspiracy theories. Thanks, NorthLyfeHollywood!


Schoolboy Q

Comment found on Schoolboy Q - Hands On The Wheel

The only thing better than bad parenting is one-upping bad parenting in a funny, but also super sad, way. In this example, DenaroMusic broadcasts to the world that he and his father smoke pot together. A full month later, bigddagenius shows up and tells everyone that his dad isn't around. As far as I can tell, that's all the information he gave on the subject. Maybe the rest of the story can be found on a different ScHoolboy Q music video.



Comment found on Kreayshawn - Go Hard

We all do, ThatDude01. We all do.


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Doug Klinger is the co-founder/content director of IMVDb and watches more music videos than anyone on earth. You can find him on twitter at @doug_klinger.

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