More white people rapping poorly: Icy Hot Stuntaz frontman "born again" as B-SHOC

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58 Responses to “More white people rapping poorly: Icy Hot Stuntaz frontman "born again" as B-SHOC”

  1. Anonymous says:

    You want to know something very, very odd? In Korea, the Icy Hot Stuntaz page (http://stuntaz.cjb.net) has been blocked by the Korean National Security Agency. Typically they only do this for websites repeating North Korean propaganda.

  2. Chocolatey Shatner says:

    Yes, but can he dance for Jesus?

  3. hassenpfeffer says:

    A comparison of the group and individual shots would seem to indicate that “Da Flame” ‘shopped his name-tattoo onto his left arm along with the diamonds and whatnot.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Can he dance? Naww dawg, he do the “Jesus Lean”

    http://www.reverbnation.com/store/store/artist_404840?item_type=music

  5. hassenpfeffer says:

    For the record, the Tiger Balm Stuntaz were WAY better than these poseurs.

  6. Noodlehead says:

    Haters gonna hate… Or, something like that.

  7. rock_steadily says:

    Speaking of white christian rappers… rapping badly; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_Oj0-splZw

  8. BlackPanda says:

    One word. Aspects

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PDl_FJ9fGQ

    Bristol crew!

  9. Anonymous says:

    To be fair, he at least seems to be getting work.

  10. RebNachum says:

    To quote Mathesar: “BUT … WHHHHYYY?”

  11. Anonymous says:

    Post-Icy Hot Stuntaz, B-Shoc didn’t have a huge career, but he was known regionally at the very least. By no stretch of the imagination was he grabbing headlines and topping charts, but he had a following, and some level of celebrity (as I recall he had a TV show appearance, though I don’t recall any other details about that instance), so he can reasonably claim to have lived “the rock star lifestyle” (consisting of making music, making appearances, and partying) even though few would call him a “Rock Star”. His first album, Shocology, is a gem of “Horrible-Awesomeness”, whereas the second (the title escapes me) was a more legitimate effort and could be taken more seriously. I stopped following him after that since I just wanted to laugh at him, and he was becoming less of a joke. I was starting to respect his determination to become something and it wasn’t fun to ridicule him anymore.

  12. jordan says:

    We must also include Mike’s and Raindrop’s epic rap battle:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA8rhf2KVzs

  13. Anonymous says:

    The best battle rapper ever is white and Jewish. He’s literally destroyed all competition, and all of his battles are up on youtube. He’s called Iron Solomon and you can check him out his most recent battle, with E Ness from Making the Band on VH1 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCFSqzCetj4

  14. irksome says:

    “Rap about what you know…” Like the pains of suburban living, driving your mom’s minivan and living in her basement.

    Oh what tribulations. But I still love 3rd Bass.

    • knoxblox says:

      Yeah, I miss ‘em, too. Anyway, Vanilla Ice deserved the trashing he got.

      Serch acted like a buffoon, but he was funny as hell.

  15. Scatterblak says:

    Not really a mystery; those of us who actually know Brian and the boys know that the entire meme was a joke/parody that grew out of control from day one. So, basically, here’s what happened:

    1. They post the most offensive white-boy gone urban crap they can think of, laughing constantly.
    2. Enough rubes take it seriously that it becomes an international meme.
    3. To this day, Internet pundits and sites (including this one) are still completely taken in, all the while thinking that they’re the ones poking fun, when in fact they’re the butt of the joke.
    4. It all grows so out of control that all three (not just Brian) either made money or are making money off of what may have been one of the biggest practical jokes on the net.

    Laugh all you want – you just drove a pile of traffic their way, and made them a few more $$.

  16. snatchamoto says:

    I like the picture of them flexing their mad skills for what appears to be on of their mothers, and possibly a little brother….

  17. Anonymous says:

    He’s actually a real nice guy.

  18. DSMVWL THS says:

    Sean, thanks for front-paging this!

    So funny that he makes no mention of the Stuntaz on his website. I hadn’t scrutinized it enough to realize that he’s written that chapter out of his bio.

    P.S. Get yer hot tips like this fresh from my Twittertubes at http://twitter.com/MaxxKlaxon

  19. Tsu D. Nim says:

    Check this out: “White Rapper Destroys Some Guy In A Rap Battle”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKfkkfejF4g

    Judges agree at the end.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Toccoa is in fact famous for being the home of the original Band Of Brothers. Delicious, delicious irony.

  21. Anonymous says:

    This news is very old. B-SHOC and the Dirty South Basement Boys came around at least 4 years ago, maybe 5. Some of the funnier stuff about the group isn’t mentioned in this article- the other members of IHS were also in the group, plus one of the Dirty South Basement Boys is actually a woman. B-SHOC had a clothing line for a while, SHOCCA Wear, and went to college on a tennis scholarship.

  22. Anonymous says:

    He now repents to audiences about his straight ballin lifestyle during Icy Hot Stuntaz, and how jesus saved him from tru pimpin.

  23. Anonymous says:

    I keep reading “Icy Hot Suntanz” and it confuses me.

  24. Anonymous says:

    I watched the promo video on his site. I felt like someone had ripped Barney Fife out of Mayberry, thrown him in a chair, and asked him to talk about hip-hop and jesus. I was very confused.

  25. Daddyology says:

    Auto pedantry: From left to right, it looks like a Mitsubishi Eclipse, Chevy Tahoe, and Pontiac Firebird/Trans Am.

    Not a single Civic in there. (Sorry — just had to.)

    Oh, and to those whose sense of humor is on the fritz: The issue doesn’t seem to be whether or not people from one culture can emulate aspects from some other culture. If that was never allowed, we would never have Moorish arches or rock and roll.

    It’s the posseurosity and belief these white kids from Podunksville, Ga., possess — namely, that they are hardcore gangsta rappers with piles of cash, women (to use a term they seldom, if ever, do) and a sordid criminal history.

    For example:

    A white kid from the ‘burbs can* most certainly enjoy some Tupac (or Tech N9ne, or whomever). They can even do so in a $500 1983 Monte Carlo with $20,000 worth of stereo equipment. Fine. Dandy. Wonderful. Whatever.

    It’s the fact they act as if they can somehow relate to the music that’s the problem.

    Sorry, but the closest thing the Icy Hot Stuntaz got to a gang was the Boy Scouts. What’d they do, creep up on a pack of rival Webeloes and do a drive-by knot tying?

    Again, the problem isn’t them doing rap. It’s them acting as if they can do hardcore gangsta rap. And well.

    But YMMV.

    (* “Can” used here in the general sense; not in the sense of “I or anyone else can stop them from doing it!” sense.)

    • Anonymous says:

      You’re 100% right about the Eclipse and Trans Am. However, I’m sure that car in the middle is actually a late-90s Ford Ranger. That was my initial thought because, to me, the headlights are really distinctive, and it just didn’t look tall or wide enough to be a Tahoe.

      Plus, here’s “Freeze” posing in front of it:

      http://i.imgur.com/UgUNf.jpg

      Comparison photo:

      http://i.imgur.com/3Pdco.jpg

      • Daddyology says:

        Ahh … I stand corrected, dear sir or ma’am. That is a Ranger, ain’t it? Which makes it even funnier, quite frankly. :-)

        And I have to second the Iron Solomon suggestion in comment #34. Dude. Is. Bad. Ass. Most certainly worth checking out for those looking for something unique from a guy with incredible talent.

  26. st vincent says:

    This says more than I could ever put into words for you:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmpPuAPP-Kw

  27. Anonymous says:

    At least they didn’t go with ‘Ben-Gay Stunnaz’epoloc unless

  28. allisarus says:

    I don’t think people are offended by you pointing out that These Particular White People In Question are bad rappers…

    I think the amount of activity in the comments comes because 1.) why is this tidbit newsworthy, and 2.) what perspective are you coming from. I think it’s safe to say the audience that reads this site is multiracial, but probably mostly white. So either you are expecting the majority of readers to be comfortable enough in their own skin to laugh a little at a caricature that may or may not resemble them OR you are kinda giving a little winkwink, nudgenudge to the minority of readers (that are Black people and PHENOMENAL rappers.)So yeah, I think it was just a confusing post to make.. that’s why you got a lot of comments in a bunch of directions.

    But I was just saying the other day – I’m kinda over the whole old grandmother rapping / station wagon driving family rapping and omg, it’s totally hilar. Why not spend the posts dedicated to the subject of rapping to more intriguing interrogations of rap music…

  29. Anonymous says:

    More importantly, why is Chuck Liddell on stage with B-SHOC?

  30. Wally Ballou says:

    Based on my observations as I travel this land of ours…

    Tonight, in his State of the Union address, President Obama should announce that he is proposing a $2000 per head “National Wigger Tax”.

    We could fully fund health care and wipe out the deficit in a decade.

  31. Anonymous says:

    Who knew the carwash paid well enough to afford such bling?

  32. pyster says:

    Next to my apt, separated by an alley that leads to my parking, is a little store. People cut through the alley to get to the store. I live in a very diverse area, but my side of the street is predominately black. For some reason people LOVE to sing and rap as they walk down the alley, and as they gather at the store or in front of my building. So far there has been only one girl with a bone fide nice voice in my nearly 3 years living there. The rest of it has been just the most god awful, corny, and whacked out shit. I keep saying I need to set up cameras and microphones and put up a website, but laziness, and the fact that once you talk about it there is no need to actually do it, have kept that from happening. Maybe this year…

  33. seyo says:

    They are pretty awesome. The talent kids have these days is just jaw dropping. Like this kid here:

    http://www.break.com/index/sandwich-with-a-punch-1990967

    Someone please give him a cooking show!

  34. social_maladroit says:

    Let’s forget ethnicity and just back up for a minute. Are you saying that you can rap “well”?

    (I kid, I kid. But only a little bit.)

    But look at those gang signs that Da Flame’s throwin’ down in that third picture backwards, like in a mirror. Then they mean, “Turn me on, dead man.” Anyone seen Paul McCartney lately?

  35. toyg says:

    I’ve seen some Oldham(UK)-based white rappers, and they’re nothing like the typical ‘murrican wiggers.

    Oldham is basically a mixed underclass ghetto near Manchester, constantly on the brink of rioting among racial lines, and where whites are probably not the majority anymore. Looking at these white guys on stage, I really felt threatened: they did look like your average local criminal. Their rap was very old school, very angry, very shouted, but the rage was all true.

    So no, it’s not about skin colour, it’s the wannabism that sucks.

  36. Anonymous says:

    “tens of fans” :D
    Gotta love the subtlety.

  37. bshock says:

    As someone whose given name is “Brian Shock,” and who usually goes by the handle “bshock,” I am chagrined and deeply offended. Give me my name back, you Christian fiends :-)

  38. jeepercreepers says:

    It’s like lolcats but instead of cats we get white kids.

  39. shmageggy says:

    Is there a Poe’s Law of rap? Because there should be.

  40. Anonymous says:

    “More white people rapping poorly”

    Uhhhh…..How can you tell? There’s actually a standard for Rap!?!?!?

  41. gwailo_joe says:

    Daddyology has it right IMO. . .

    And yet. . .these kids are some low hanging fruit. Yes, lil’ whities of relative privilege rapping about things they have zero experience with is pretty sorry. But, well, that’s rather meh to me.

    Not all white rappers are bad, I can think of Mr. Mathers (of course) and Mickey Avalon (not for the faint of heart) as just a few examples. . .not all Black rappers have mad skills: this should be self-evident.

    So while serving up disses to wannabe-G’s can indeed have it’s laffs; I am much more pleased when BB can introduce me to new types of hip-hop (or any good tunes. . .)

    For example: got the early heads-up ’bout Die Antwood from this site; and while not my mostest favoritist group ever; was totally glad to give them a few bucks and crank their tunes out my truck for a while. That to me is why these here internets are pretty cool. ‘Go Ninja! Go!’ indeed.

  42. Spencer Cross says:

    I love that one of the primary navigation elements on his site is “DONATE.” What is about loving Jesus that makes it okay for people to just outright ask for money for doing nothing?

  43. fnc says:

    I don’t know, maybe it’s not much different than kids playing cowboys and indians decades ago, or cops and robbers, or pirates, or any game where children got to put on a costume from what was perceived to be a more exciting life or time.

  44. ColbertNoRelation says:

    For some reason, white guys posing as hardcore rappers brings this (almost completely unrelated) Biz Markie literal video to mind;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0DXK6BQe2U

  45. GrrrlRomeo says:

    It doesn’t get any worse than the Westboro Baptist Church Phelps clan rapping: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdS_M1CWMPA

  46. Anonymous says:

    Anon = B-SHOC ?

  47. brillow says:

    Back when I was a Xian, I used to go to these rally’s and stuff where people who had strayed from the shared delusion and returned would tell us stories. “I had sex and drugs and I partied all the time, then I realized that it was bad and came back to Jesus. You should never do that, and just stay with Jesus. Because having sex and drinking and drugs is bad, and even though it was super fun at the time, I eventually quit.” I remember thinking ‘Fuck you! Telling us all this fun stuff you did and now since you’ve apologized you’re off the hook but I’M supposed to be good forever? If you can stray and return why can’t I?’

    Also I later have come to realize that technique is actually the worst possible deterrent.

    Seems unfair.

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