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WoW Moviewatch: If You Gank Me Again

If You Gank Me Again is a cover of Timbaland's If We Ever Meet Again. Since the original featured Katy Perry, I'm actually a little familiar with the original song. (I like Katy Perry; sue me.) This parody is performed by Nation and Jennisfar, with the machinima created by JoshuaIRL.

The video for If You Gank Me Again is pretty spot-on for the material and keeps pace with the music fairly well. The voices feel a little muddled to me, but I think that's just the style. (Timbaland's voice was autotuned in If We Ever Meet Again, so in that sense, the cover singers were staying true to the original.) I like seeing Nation and Jennisfar collaborate, though, and I'm pretty sure that some of the video's rough spots are probably just from a new group collaborating for the first time.

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WoW Moviewatch: Cool Story Breh

This new piece by Asiko, Gigi, and Nation is a response to the bajillion ... anti-fans of their work. (What's the word for someone diametrically opposed to a fan? I don't want to say detractor or troll or such, since those words have much different connotations. Anti-fan it is, I guess.) A lot of this video boils down to the message that "you might hate us, but we're successful anyway." Unto the anti-fans they say, Cool Story Breh.

One of the interesting things about belf rap, though, is that it is successful. While there's something about the genre that drives many people insane, traffic and subscriptions to those folks' YouTube channels, videos, and webpages tend to be pretty high. For all that commenters and reviewers often dislike belf rap, they get pagehits and a very large audience.

And I know from observation and personal experience that very few people bust their hump as hard as Gigi to work with new folks, bring new artists into the light, and try and get traffic to struggling machinimators. And while rap (or belf rap) certainly isn't my bag of tea, I definitely respect her attributes in that regard.

Edit: Due to oversight on my part, I wanted to make sure I pointed out that WoPairs is the machinimator behind this piece.


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WoW Moviewatch: Achievement Wh0re


Achievement Wh0re
is a new song by Gigi and Nation. (Nation was once Abandonation, but I'm not sure if the label change is purposeful, or just a hip contraction.) The video was created by WoPairs, who shows an excellent eye for character portraiture in this piece.

The song is dedicated to those who seek out achievements to the cost of all else. I'm not much of an achievement guy, so I found the send-up of it to be pretty amusing. I guess I see how some folks are really into them, but achievements feel like one really long grind to me.

Notably, this piece is an entirely original song. And while I always feel out of my depth evaluating rap, I definitely salute Gigi and Nation for expanding in that direction. It's fantastic to see the pair growing as artists, and creating new art in the musical belf-o-sphere. I'm interested in seeing what they might do next, if this video's success encourages them to keep creating new stuff.


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