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"Oh, if only Todd were here to not unfunny-ify and stomp all over what few jokes I do have."

"Well, I'm Not Todd!! ...Crap, now I'm doing it."
The Nostalgia Chick and Rap Critic

Let's talk about the Rap Critic.

He critiques rap for the pants-shittingly huge That Guy With The Glasses reviewer-topia. Along with Todd in the Shadows and Paw Dugan he's a music critic. He is also found on Reviewtopia. He raps a little as well, but not in his reviews; well, not much anyway.

His work can be found here.

Tropes used in The Rap Critic include:


 "Let's talk about (Artist Du Jour)"

"I'm the Rap Critic. I analyze the rhymes, cause no one else does."

"You don't have to like my opinion, but I don't have to like your song."

 Young Dro: Tokyo Diamonds, CHOI-OI-OI-OING

Animetalchick: This is ridiculous.

Rap Critic: Yeah, diamonds don't come from Japan. {*Animetalchick glares at him*} What...?

  • Cowboy Bebop at His Computer: In "Worst Lyrics I've Ever Heard... this Month" for September 2011, he confuses rapper "Young Dro" with "Young Joc".
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Complained about the one which kicks off "Hustlin'".
  • Crossover:
    • With Todd in the Shadows for "It Wasn't Me", and the Animetalchick in a "Worst Lyrics" battle between rap and metal.
    • With Marc Mues for "Raise Up" and Soulja Boy: The Movie.
    • 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.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Department of Redundancy Department: From his very first review, of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's "Nothin' But a G Thang":

  "There's no creativity, there's no focus, and there's no...focus."

  • Did Not Do the Research: In his review for Young Jeezy's "My President" he is under the impression that Young Jeezy didn't write the song. He misinterpreted the introduction of the song, when Jeezy said he didn't write the song, he was saying he didn't write down on paper and did it from the top of head similar to rappers such as Jay-Z or Kanye West. While the mistake is understandable, he could've checked the liner notes or just looked it up to have avoided it.
    • His reaction to the beginning of the "Moment for Life" video shows he's unfamilliar with the She Is the King trope and its real life examples.
  • Ending Fatigue: Says Mack Maine's verse (or outro) on Young Money's "Every Girl" qualifies as this because it broke the three verse structure and didn't add to the song.
  • Enforced Plug: His album Polarity Switch at the end of the "Death of Autotune" review.
  • Face Palm: His reaction to "Ass (Remix)" by Big Sean. He needs a moment before he can make any comments.
  • Fridge Logic: Plenty in the songs he reviews.
  • Fun with Subtitles: Whenever the lyrics are overtly stupid, the caption reads something along the line of *lyrics are too insulting to my intellect to type*...
  • 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!
  • Go Mad From the Revelation:
    • In the "Hustlin'" review, after Rick Ross rhymes "twenty-two" with "twenty-two" twice.
    • And after the Truck Driver's Gear Change in "Just Can't Get Enough".
  • Got Me Doing It: Butting heads with Oancitizen over the themes of Ghost Dog.

 Rap Critic: Don't you even care that this movie -- the first the 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.

 Rap Critic: What do you mean 'who am I'? We're both on the same site! I've been on Channel Awesome long than you have! I'm the Rap Critic!

Oan: (Beat) OH, yes, yes, yes. ...So, uh, what do you do?

Rap Critic: (Death Glare)

 Lil Wayne: She wanna be Weezy F. babysitter/ Say she wish she cut off my dick and take it with her.

Rap Critic: Ahhhh....

    • After hearing Mack Maine's "I exchange V-Cards (virginity) with the retards" lyrics in "Every Girl" he's so grossed out he abruptly ends the review and doesn't attempt to snark at it.
  • Take That: "Oh Really" is an entire song dedicated to criticizing rappers that are "gangsta" and their over-saturation.
  • Talking to Himself: His Running Gag of "Hey, Guy #1!" "Yeah, Guy #2?"...
  • Tempting Fate: After "Hey Soul Sister"'s "So gangsta, I'm so thug", he says "Next, there's gonna be an Asian pop group who says they're gangsta too". Cut to a similar line of "Like a G6"...
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: Commented on in his Soulja Boy review.

 All up in my face/I'm startin' to get mad

Rap Critic: (monotone) And you can really tell by how angry I sound.

 Why Top 9? Because I like to take it one step below, in honor to the subpar, underachieving lyrics we're about to face.

  • When He Smiles: Has a brilliantly white smile.
  • 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.
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