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YMMV: The Rap Critic
  • Cowboy Bebop at His Computer:
    • 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.
  • Critical Research Failure: Lampshaded when he reviews a lyric from Nelly in the Worst Lyrics of August 2014 video.
    Nelly: "Shake it like a parapalegic, please believe it!"
    Rap Critic: *stunned* "Oh, wow, dude, you just got that one wrong, didn't you?"
  • Fridge Logic: Plenty in the songs he reviews.
  • Growing the Beard: His early episodes focused on picking on bad lyrics and the Fridge Logic of the songs. Over time however the show became more about analysing the messages of songs as well as discussing the social context of the messages portrayed, while poking fun at bad lyrics was toned down and given it's own separate segment in "Top X Worst Lyrics I've Ever Heard".
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In the "Top 10 Worst Lyrics I've Ever Heard...This Year (2013)" video, he pokes fun at Migos referring to doing cocaine as Hannah Montana by making up a song that goes "The Wiggles, The Wiggles, The Wiggles, The Wiggles! When this song comes on, it makes her ass do the wiggles!". Bizarrely, Jason Derulo would come out with a song that would refer to Shaking the Rump as "Wiggle" as well.
    • Lampshaded when it comes to his review of Swimming Pools. At the end of the review, he laments that the song has not achieved mainstream success. At the end of the next video however, he points out that the song did become popular, charting well between the two videos, thus making his previous complaining pointless.
  • The Team Normal: Has pretty much the most simplistic set-up on the site, tied with Todd in the Shadows.

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