Philippe Prosper - Stereotypes
Philippe Prosper – Stereotypes (Stereotype Rap)
If you don’t remember anything else today, remember this name: Philippe Prosper. This guy is a beast! He showcases his verbal beastlike characteristics on his new song/video “Stereotypes”. The song lives up to its name as Prosper delivers sharp, witty satirical rhymes that poke fun at the stereotypical behaviors of a few ethnic groups. Here’s my official $.02
The Good: As I previously stated, Prosper can flat out rhyme. He without a doubt gets the #certifiedamped Stamp of Approval. And I’ll go on record and say that his current work will run laps around any New School rapper that we’ve been exposed to during the past decade. Yeah, he’s that good. Prosper’s vivacious way of flipping verbal vernacular is what hard core Hip-Hop fans have been waiting for. Stereotypes is poignant, dramatic and places a mirror smack dead in front of bigots everywhere (Can you hear me Donald Sterling?). Prosper teams up with Tyler Lambert to deliver expertly crafted visuals that reflect the song’s powerful theme. Though it may be taken as just minstrelsy, this is a much needed video especially given the country’s current racial climate (Can you hear me Marie Strumolo Burke?).
The Bad: The only knock that I have on this otherwise classic video is that they could have done a better job with the makeup. Granted, what was created served its purpose, but a little bit more attention to detail could have taken some of those images from great to awesome. But that’s just me splitting hairs. A song this great deserves every nuance about its video to be perfect. Overall: I was blown away by Philippe Prosper and his creative ability to tackle an issue that most shy away from. It’s a phenomenal track with lots of great energy. Do yourself a favor, check this video out NOW! And take note of his name, Philippe Prosper, aka your favorite rapper’s favorite emcee, aka emcee extraordinaire. That’s my $.02, what’s yours?