Analogy Backfire: In the David Banner review, after David Banner's line, "I beat it like Mike when he fucked Billie Jean," Rap Critic exasperatedly points out that the point of that song was for Michael to say that he didn't have sex with her.
Angry Black Man: Averted to the point that even he's surprised at how calm he stays.
Justified in his "Worst Lyrics I've Ever Heard... This Year (2011) video, as he bemoans the horrible state mainstream rap music has become.
"Let's talk about (Artist Du Jour)" (His early reviews) "I'm the Rap Critic. I analyze the rhymes, cause no one else does." (After joining TGWTG) "You don't have to like my opinion, but I don't have to like your song."
In "Worst Lyrics I've Ever Heard... this Month" for September 2011, he confuses rapper "Young Dro" with "Yung Joc".
In his review of "Birthday Song", he credits Kanye West for providing 2 Chainz with financial backing and bringing him to the forefront. While Kanye has collaborated with 2Chainz a few times over the course 2012, he isn't responsible for either of those things.
While reviewing David Banner's Certified he criticizes Banner for ripping off the Ying Yang Twins "Wait (The Whisper Song)". These songs are similar because they share the same producer who at the time was trying to push a new type of club music. The songs were actually produced around the same time but, the Ying Yang Twins record came out first.
When talking about how he doubts Kayne West & Kim Kardashian having a serious relationship with each other, he talks how she married a football player named Kris Humphries. While he does admit that he doesn't know too much about who Kris Humphries is, spending some extra time looking into him can reveal that he's a basketball player, not a football player.
The Rap Critic ended up doing a cameo appearance for Todd's Best Songs of 2012 video, collaborated with him to review Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa's Mac & Devin Go To High School, and then had an appearance in Todd's review on Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire" just to help Todd with the A Wild Rapper Appears in Nicki Minaj. What makes this notable was that it was for three straight Todd videos in a row that he had appeared in!note When Todd lampshaded that fact in "Girl on Fire" one too many times, Rap Critic gave him a Death Glare.
He and Todd jointly review Brad Paisley's "Accidental Racist", which eventually devolves into an argument over who makes the song suck, with the Rap Critic saying LL Cool J's guest lyrics ruin the message, while Todd claims that it's Brad Paisley's fault for coming up with the idea in the first place.
Pops up frequently enough in the Brows Held High review of Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai given the films context and score by The RZA to be more than just a cameo. Especially as he winds up reviewing Oancitizen's Rap-Analysis of the film and director Jim Jarmusch's style, Oan gets a 2 out of 5.
He teamed up with Film Brain to review the 50 Cent movie "Set Up".
Girl on Girl Is Hot: Todd and the Critic argued that the cheated girlfriend on "It Wasn't Me" was following the action so closely that she probably wanted a part of it. And said the cheater would be a lucky guy for this!
In his cameo on Todd in the Shadows' "Girl On Fire," his reaction to the spirit of Marilyn Monroe inviting Nicki Minaj into her bed: "Niiiice!" (Which immediately turns to horror when said spirit apparently starts asking Nicki to commit suicide with her.)
Rap Critic: Don't you even care that this movie — the first to feature a score by a major rap artist — created a major step toward solidifying the hip-hop aesthetic as a cultural, viable expression to an artistic crowd?! (beat) Damn, started to sound like you for a second." Oan: It happens.
Hypocritical Humor: In the It Was a Good Day review, when he tells Ice Cube that he should cook his own breakfast since he's like 24 at the time of the video - and then yelling "Hey Mom, where's my breakfast?!"
Addressed in his "Death of Autotune" review, where he notes he does rap.
One of the songs from his album also is basically about how much better he is than the people he criticizes.
Mood Whiplash: He calls this on Drake's "Best I Ever Had", which goes from love song to sex song. He illustrates by juxtaposing a clip from The Jackson 5's "I'll Be There" with a clip from Nine Inch Nails' "Closer".
He also calls this on Lil Wayne's lyrics in "Every Girl", similarly illustrating it by combining a clip from Prince's "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" with Snoop Dogg and Lil Jon's "Step Ya Game Up".
He criticizes the whiplash between the verses and chorus of Terror Squad's "Lean Back", and illustrates by combining the verse of Tupac Shakur's "Brenda's Got a Baby" with the chorus of a song by Shawty Put.
Intentional on his album Rapper's Liebe. "It's Alright, It's Okay" is about the protagonist telling a girl that just rejected him he's okay with it. The Next Song, "Oh My God", reveals how he actually feels:
Once again, this crap keeps happenin' feeling like I took four shots to the abdomen 'cause every time I think I've come across some divine luck Reality reminds me how much life sucks
Monkeys on a Typewriter: On "Just Can't Get Enough", he says that the monkeys need to be hired, as they could write a line better than "Love lovey, yeah you know you are my demon".
Obfuscating Stupidity: In his review of David Banner's Certified, he notes that in real life, David Banner comes off as a lot more intelligent and that he seems to purposely be playing up rap stereotypes to sell more records.
Obligatory Frontin': In his review for "Always On Time", he notes that Ja Rule constantly boasts about how hardcore he is, even when the song in question is a smooth R'n'B number.
He accidentally calls himself "Not Todd" during the same review, and immediately lampshades it.
Precision F-Strike: His reaction to a line in Waka Flocka Flame's "O Let's Do It" referencing lynching and shooting a guy for talking bad about him. The other times he swears in the series could be counted on one hand.
Rap Critic: What do you mean 'who am I'? We're both on the same site! I've been on Channel Awesome longer than you have! I'm the Rap Critic! Oan:(beat) OH, yes, yes, yes. ...So, uh, what do you do? Rap Critic:(Death Glare)
Also his use of the "How romantic!" clip from The Aristocats as a reaction to something decidedly unromantic in an alleged love song.
If Lil Wayne comes up, he will mention (with disbelief) that Wayne is the most popular rapper in America.
Screw This, I'm Outta Here: He teams up with Mues to review their top ten least favorite Eminem songs. When "Just Lose It" shows up on the countdown Rap Critic flatly states that if we want to know his opinion on this record that we should watch his old review because he refused to subject himself to the song. Mues is caught off guard by this and gets revenge before moving on to the next song.
He often makes fun of his show's low production values.
In the "No Love" review, he at one point compares his position on TGWTG to the Token Minority in Not Another Teen Movie. He frequently gets short cameos when someone wants to say something about black stereotypes in a work, but rather has a black person say it.
Most of his TGWTG crossover reviews start with the other reviewer either totally failing to recognize him as a fellow contributor, or trying to weasel out of doing the review with him, or both.
Why Top 9? Because I like to take it one step below, in honor to the subpar, underachieving lyrics we're about to face.
To continue with the Top 9 worst lyrics for every year since 2010, he has also done "Top 8 Best Rap Songs" for every year, starting with 2011 as well. The first explaination for why it's top 8 involved him saying that Adele is not a rapper, while the second one involves how everyone expects a Top 10 these days.
Viewers Are Morons: When he discovers that Little Brother's "Lovin' It" was banned from BET for being "too intelligent" for their target audience, he isn't exactly thrilled.
Younger Than They Look: Believe it or not, he's a whole two years younger than Film Brain, making The Rap Critic TGWTG's youngest main contributor. The guy can easily pass for mid-twenties, early thirties.