There’s a pretty good indicator that a service is evolving from its early-adopter base to the mainstream: if there’s a rap song about the service. It’s happened numerous times with Twitter as it evolved. And now Foursquare has its own rap too.
“Badges Like Us” finds Mr. Silva (@borismsilver) and “Newby” (@thenewb) rapping about checking-in all over cities and earning badges. It also features the lyric, “I hope this hits TechCrunch or else I’ll be sad,” so of course, we had to oblige. Other choice lyrics include:
Foursquare is quickly gaining mainstream appeal as they are signing major deals left and right with television channels, schools, and publications. In fact, Bravo even made a TV spot for them this week. And while the service only has around 450,000 users right now, it’s growing fast. And they could well have another coming out party of sorts at this year’s SXSW festival in two weeks.
Find the full lyrics below the video:
Mr. Silvas in da building
Checkins by the hundreds, thousands, trillionz
Ayo I know its my first stop
Look at that leaderboard and see me at the top
Bouncin to new places, adding em quick
I know all the TO-DOs and I got all the tips
Show up at the Bar and I check in Right Away
Sent it to my Twitter cuz Im here to stay
Looks like you got ousted welcome to the game
This is Foursquare bitch! Gowalla aint the same!!
Now that Im the mayor, now that Im here
Gimme my free breadsticks AND my cold beer!!
La la la la
How it feel to wake up and be the mayor of the city!
La la la la
Tryina get that Crunked badge, drinkin like P Diddy
Got a rock like this
Cant use an iPhone, AT&Ts a piece of shhh
No one on the corner had an app on this
So I used my mobile web, wasnt very quick
You can learn where to eat just by checking my feed
Checkin checkin my feed checkin checkin my feed
Follow my lead its the road to success
Never need a reservation, they always say YES
But I cant teach you my swag
You can pay for a coffee but you cant buy a badge
School of social media Imma grad
I hope this hits techcrunch or else Ill be sad
Checkin w/ the groupies eating lotsa sushi
Bet you didnt know we could flow like thiiiiis
Lets talk about the knockoffs, they just imitating
They cant even compare and no were not even hating
Copyin foursquare cuz you lack innovation
How could you turn down Googles valuation?
So let me say it now, let me be clear
Foursquare is the app that all you should fear
Hockey stick growth, all star investors
Lots of passionate users, all beta testers
I add lots of value, Im a superuser
You cant spell your top venues, super abuser
Dont checkin to your house, thats just really lame
Ill snatch up all your badges, call me David Blaine
Your checkins are fake, theres no way those are true
20 stops in one night? IM GONNA CATCH YOU!!
And whats up with all these randos trying to friend me?
Im checked in off the grid like TIGER WOODS B!!!!!
Foursquare is a geographical location based social network that incorporates gaming elements. Users share their location with friends by “checking in” via a smartphone app or by text message. Points are awarded for checking in at various venues. Users can connect their Foursquare accounts to their Twitter and Facebook accounts, which can update when a check in is registered. By checking in a certain number of times, or in different locations, users can collect virtual badges. In addition, users...