Tyler Cassidy, (previously known as Krispy Kreme and later as Froggy Fresh) is a rapper who grew up in Flint, Michigan. He rose to popularity after his first song, "The Baddest", became a viral video due to its childish, over-the-top Boastful Rap lyrics.
Cassidy released three albums under the Froggy Fresh persona: Money Maker (Reloaded)note , Dream Team, and Escape From Hood Mountain. Froggy Fresh originally called himself Krispy Kreme, but had to change his name due to legal issues with the donut company. Froggy Fresh's songs often have a goofy style with childish, Stylistic Suck lyrics, though some of them, such as "Same Old Kid", are more serious and showcase genuine rap talent.
In 2018, the Froggy Fresh character was retired and he started releasing music under his real name. These songs are mostly much more serious, while the funny ones feature adult humor and Black Comedy (with titles such as "Every President Is Gay" and "Macklemore's Wife Is A Cunt"). Also unlike his work as Froggy Fresh, these songs are more R&B than rap. After many videos of him playing the piano while singing both covers and original songs, he released his first non-Froggy Fresh album, Renee, in 2019.
Froggy Fresh's songs provide examples of...
- Boastful Rap: Parodied with some of his songs, most notably The Baddest.
- Crapsack World: A lot of his (mis)adventures take place in a world where drug dealers and murderers run free.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Froggy Fresh and Mike.
- G-Rated Drug: Fun Trip, which at first glance appears to be Fun Dip. Ultimately subverted, given that Fun Trip deals with drug addiction in a realistic way.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: The Mike's Mom/E.R. saga has James murder Mike's mom, then attempt to kill Mike himself. The next song released, Dunked On, has Froggy and Mike playing basketball with him.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: In Fun Trip, an afro for Froggy Fresh and a fake mustache for Mike, or "Steve."
- Piss-Take Rap: He's basically all about this trope. Video content aside, most his humor in the songs themselves seems to revolve around bad, awkwardly written lyrics, as opposed to playing the exaggerated Pretty Fly for a White Guy angle.I had to fight my whole life
I could beat you up, even if you had one thousand knives
Even if you had infinity knives!
I would punch you up into the air like a kite
- Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Subverted. Despite being a white, dorky rapper who would usually be the poster boy for this trope he's never dressed in stereotypical urban clothes and avoids any sort of "gangsta" mannerisms.
- Stylistic Suck: His earlier songs were mostly Boastful Raps with incredibly childish lyrics that were Played for Laughs.