Here’s a question: Are rappers rapping about being verified on Twitter? As it turns out, a number have, both in the positive (verified) and the negative (not verified). And, it also turns out, I am way, way behind.
The lyrics, as you might have already guessed, are fucking incredible. It’s fun to see Twitter become culturally relevant enough that status on the service is something worth boasting about. If you have any other examples, the comments are yours.
To the songs!
Kid Slim: Go!
Still ain’t verified on Twitter, started from the bottom still here [Source]
In this lyric, Kid Slim points out that he is not verified on Twitter, and that unlike Drake who started from the bottom to reach “here,” he remains low on the status totem.
Slaughterhouse: Funkmaster Flex Freestyle
Your minds on bitter your vibes on Twitter / Check my file my resume is verified on Twitter [Source]
Royce Da 5’9 in this case isn’t impressed that you are whining on Twitter, and would like to point out that his resume is verified by Twitter. That entire Funkmaster Flex session, by the way, is really worth listening to. Crooked I nails his first verse.
Joell Ortiz: Iron On You (Exodus 23:1 Remix)
Ya’ll verified on Twitter, I’m verified by real n*****S / Ain’t they don’t hashtag, they toe tag / Have me send a DM to ya folks pad [Source]
Joell is a member of Slaughterhouse, a rap supergroup that apparently has a thing for Twitter. The irony here is that Joell is actually verified on Twitter, so, there’s that.
Fat Trel: Zonin
When are you gon’ realize? / That Fat Trel certified, that’s why my Twitter verified [Source]
The irony? Fat Trel isn’t verified.
Shawn Chrystopher: Prom Shit
Cause my idol’s going up and verified on Twitter [Source]
Not completely sure what Chrystopher is saying here, but he is verified on Twitter.
XV: The 27 Club
The me-me generation where everybody is famous / Blue check next to ya name or remain nameless [Source]
XV isn’t very proud of the current generation, who are self-centered and focused on ephemeral symbols, such as Twitter verification.
Jake Miller: Knock Out
I just ain’t just a trend, but lately I’ve been trending, baby / Blue check beside my name, so call me maybe? [Source]
Ok, Miller is actually verified, so this isn’t too far out there. But the Carly Rae Jepsen allusion is mostly flat.
Special thanks to Ellen Cushing for finding most of these for me.
Top Image Credit: Ernest Duffoo