Impressionist Mikey Bolts takes on the 1999 Blackalicious classic Alphabet Aerobics, matching each letter of the alphabet to a cartoon character, and raps each part in their voice. We swear, the more we look at Mikey, the more we think he’s actually Peter Brady.
Kawehi is a fully self-contained marching band as she walks down the sidewalk and performs her latest song, a rallying cry she wrote when was tired of being put down for being a “silly woman.” It’s an inspiring tune that people of all genders and races can get behind.
2017 Tiny Desk Contest winner Tank and the Bangas effortlessly combine smooth jazz, spoken word, hip hop, R&B, love and humor. Watch them play one of the best Tiny Desk sets we’ve ever seen. If they don’t blow up globally, there truly is no justice in this world.
Common and The Roots’ Tariq Trotter prove why they’re professional rappers, and you’re not, as they’re challenged to take three totally random words and work them into a freestyle. “Girl reaching their climax, I’m larger than life, I’m like the IMAX.” Black Thought, you win.
(PG-13 Language) J.R.R. Tolkien takes on George R.R. Martin in an epic rap battle of the R.R.s. If the prize was strictly based on the amount of blood spilled, Martin would win, while Tolkien is the clear victor at the box office. Of course Martin does have Gregor Clegane on his side.