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Dozens, literally dozens, of intrepid YouTube viewers have beheld the super-underground skills of Trippin Troy. Most of those viewers probably have dismissed the D.C. rapper’s home-rolled videos. But the haters are somewhat misguided. Trippin Troy might not be the most talented MC on the planet. He might not be the prettiest, the smartest, the most charismatic, or the most culturally sensitive. But Trippin Troy just might be the thriftiest MC who has ever rhymed into a video camera.

Exhibit A: “DC Freestyle”
Troy heads to the city line to tout his New Balance sneakers and Boost Mobile phone.

Exhibit B: “She using no Hands!”
Troy does not hire a lady for the video. He hangs up a picture from a magazine. Then he paws at the picture.

Exhibit C: “20 bubble butt girls”
Troy uses pictures again. He saves his dollars for the strip club itself.

Exhibit D: “A.I.D.S. they call it”
Troy hand-draws his teaching materials … and pockets the condom for later.


Trippin Troy also hates on Bin Laden and Lil Wayne, one for killing lots of innocent people and the other for kissing a dude. Neither Bin Laden or Lil Wayne is likely to record a diss track about Trippin Troy.