Big Shaq for Prime Minister? Big Shaq Man’s Not Hot REVIEW

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British comedian Michael Dapaah has gone viral with his hilarious character portrayal of a ‘road man’ (a goon). Michael blessed BBC Radio 1xtra’s DJ Charlie Sloth and dropped a hot freestyle for Man’s Not Hot. For those of us who followed his YouTube series entitled SWIL (Somewhere in London) we have been catching jokes off his comedy for a minute. Man’s Not Hot is a parody of the urban UK music scene, in particular the drill scene.

To provide context, in London, road men stay layered up mostly in black clothes no matter the weather. Man’s Not Hot alludes to this by saying regardless of how humid it may be outside, a road man will not budge on removing layers. We are in October now so we are approaching the best months for the goons. Man’s Not Hot has featured on Complex hit show Everyday Struggle. This is testament to how far reaching it has gone.

Man’s Not Hot Official Audio

Full freestyle Man’s Not Hot 

I admire the fact that Michael has found a pocket that needed to have satire applied to it. The gangster UK music scene incorporated Chicago drill music into the equation, which always baffled me as that is not what London sounds like. Now, I am not trying to make light of the “road life” as that would be insensitive but we have all come across some non-sensical road guys in our time. Their logic is illogical, their speech hilarious and their actions are entertaining.

Man’s Not Hot and Island Records

Soak up the comedy from this clip as it is hilarious. This clip speaks to my earlier points and we have already touched upon the comedy aspect of the road life on the site here

Lyrics to Man’s Not Hot 

Two plus two is four, minus one that’s three, quick maths
Everyday man’s on the block, smoke trees
See your girl in the park, that girl is a uckers
When the ting went quack-quack-quack, you man were ducking (you man ducked)

One of the best opening lines in recent urban UK songs and I am not trolling, Big Shaq is. The nursery rhyme at the start of a hard tune points to the fact that lyricism is a far gone conclusion in modern music. Nobody is trying to hear that shit. Big Shaq on Man’s Not Hot is pointing out that his “opps” (opponent or nemesis) girl is famed for giving oral intercouse. Things turn left in Man’s Not Hot when he says when the burner came out his target was running for dear life.

Rating

7/10.

For what it is, Man’s Not Hot is hilarious and this has translated to viral success. Unfortunately, for the road men it only points to the fact that society are laughing at that struggle.

This generation respect money, success and views so if you are not generating that as a street guy then nobody cares.

Salute to Michael Dapaah and I wish him the best in his path

Big Rams

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