Tin Foil Raps - A Paranoid Rhymes Contest
I think it's safe to say: You went full tin foil...
- Most Official Entries: 45!!
- First Audio submissions
- First Video submissions
- First time I got inspired to enter my own contest (too much fun!)
I'd like to thanks my main man @fortified (@animate) for making another fantastic original gif for this contest at the last minute. One of these days I'll give you advanced notice ;) But I can't thank you enough I love what you do.
Thank you to everyone who resteemed the contest spread the word. I had a lot of entries to read through but it was a ton of fun. Thanks to @teamsteem, @ausbitbank, @canadian-coconut, @lyndsaybowes and many others for their continued support of my contests! You guys are unbelievable!
In the original post, I roughly outlined the contest rules but I think I should have been clearer as to what I had in mind for the TFRs. The main issue that gave people some difficulty was the notion to:
Take two seemingly unrelated conspiracies and wrap them together in rhyme.
Some people understood this easily and others combined a wide spectrum of conspiracies making a gumbo soup of anything conspiratorial. This became apparent early on but I decided that I wouldn't punish or disqualify anyone for this. I also realized, while trying to write my own raps, that this rule made the challenge unnecessarily difficult.
Therefore, all entries for this inaugural TFR contest would be eligible to win.
However, in the future I will make more of a concerted effort to outline what exactly I'm looking for from the participants.
And yes, there will be a TFR 2, no doubt about it.
As always, it was supremely difficult to choose the winners as there were so many worthy entrants. I always try to be as fair as humanly possible and I hope you find my decisions to, at least, be in the ballpark.
So, let's get on with it and announce the winner of the Tin Foil Crowns
The Tin Foil Crowns
Overall Best Rhyme Slayer
First Prize / $50 STEEM - Powers That Be
Straight up, @jamesgetsit threw down hard in his verses and went on an all out verbal assault on the status quo. Spitting fire, James recorded his verses on his phone and also found time for some video editing without burning down his set up!
So many killer lines in this one, I could quote half the track. Phenomenal rhymes!
See we’re in a dream, a computer simulation
The world is flat,that’s a fact, we’re just a weird creation
It’s not about the nations, it’s about freemasons
The knowledge given to them in egypt of our formation
FEMA camp creations, guillotine decapitations
2 year old children 26 vaccinations
HARPP machinations, deep state’s lackin patience
But 9/11’s building 7’s never conversation?
Runner Up / $20 STEEM - Starving - The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
Certainly one of the most popular entries into the TFR contest, this rap was an insightful dissection and scathing critique of international disaster capitalism. Drawing from the ideas of Naomi Klein's groundbreaking research, @bulleth comes out swinging, lacing rhymes with bitter political truths and culminating in one of the best lines in the comp.
Got me thinking ...
If I don't get fed; get equal ...
Start eating, rich people.
First Place / $20 STEEM - Compartmentalization
This motherfucker can rap with the best of them and is also an amazing researcher and investigative journalist writing for the Activist Post and Coinivore. Setting his sights on the CIA, media manipulation, government criminality and corruption no one is safe from this lyrical whirlwind. Here's a sample of the goods!
Its a comedy, you worried about a so called illuminati and they symbology when bankers are bankrupting the economy monopoly and the CFR thinktanks and CIA's plotting your foreign policy in conspiracy atrocities with real secret societies for commodities for the monarchy with foreign lobbyists and traitors to democracy to call that a theory is hypocrisy and that's honesty
Second Place / $10 STEEM - National Poppy Slay
Why is America still in Afghanistan after 17 years of war? @thoughts-in-time breaks it down for fools who can't see what's really going on behind the facade. The truth as to why NATO soldiers continue to sacrifice life and limb in the Caucasus is revealed in tight compact bundles of rhymes that illuminate the control of the opiate trade and the Monsanto connection to military operations. Raw and uncut.
put me on a mission,
to find out,
where's osama's hide-out?
But he was just a cutout,
Bought and sold for a price,
Body already laid out on ice,
First Prize / $20 STEEM - The Truth is Out There
This is a beautifully crafted piece that flows effortlessly like cascading water. It captures the overwhelming sense of unease that has began to permeate western society where truth is subjective and no longer absolute. @tonyr navigates the current world gone mad where we are constantly questioning everything including our own minds.
Is there really an illuminati?
Were we all made by the annunaki?
And what are they putting in vaccinations?
Are the bad guys really the United Nations?
Is the Bible just a bunch of tall tales?
And what the fuck’s going on with these chemtrails??
Take a look at the world, cast your eyes to the skies
All you have to do is open them wide
Liars telling 'truths' and truthers spreading 'lies'
None of them true of course but the truth says otherwise
First Prize / $20 STEEM Cartoon the Weapon
After some initial issues getting this video entry to play on my end, I finally got it to work and slowly an eerie fairgrounds melody began to bubble to the surface with a shadowy figure swaying back and forth on his heels. The bass drops and a droning beat punches through accompanied by rhymes focused on the weaponization of children's cartoons, breakfast cereals and the obesity epidemic. @maneki-neko has a unique delivery and an artistic flare that comes through loud and clear in this production. Definitely check this out on D-Tube!
First Place / $20 STEEM Conspiracy Rap
This guy is a true wordsmith, and has the instincts of a seasoned battle rapper creative setups and punchlines galore. This is one of the first submissions I came across and it had me bustin' a gut starting with the awesome tin foil caps for men and felines. There's a fun loving tone to @goldenarms' rhymes that is __ complimented by flashes of lyric brilliance and an expertly measured verses.
I wear tinfoil on my dome, you can't read my thoughts, cover up my third eye like some government plots
There's flouride in the water, all the frogs are gay..and Alex Jones blows my mind just like JFK
I don't believe all I read in a highschool book, I murder kids with these rhymes like its Sandy Hook
Second Place /$10 STEEM Shazam
This one right here, had me questioning reality itself. I have never heard of Shazam but I had seen Shaq's movie (unfortunately) of a similar title Kazaam. This really bugged me out a little as either Shazam was a B-movie that never made it to theatres or this is more evidence of the Madela Effect at play. I really liked @jakemm's old-school Slick Rick style story telling delivery and approach to this subject. Well played!
Bonus @v4vapid Upvotes for Winners
EDIT: As some of the entries are past the 7 day mark, I will be applying a 50% upvote to another one of your posts on your wall :)
Applies to: @bulleth, @goldenarms, @tonyr, @thoughts-in-time, @an0nkn0wledge
Bonus V4vapid Upvotes for Honorable Mentions
Each of these accounts will receive a bonus upvote. Awesome entries!!
If you haven't given these a look please go and do so now and consider show them a little love.
This contest was a ton of fun and I hope all of you also enjoyed the creative process. Again, I've received a lot of feedback about how much fun it was to accept the challenge and the thrill of the creative process.
There will be a TFR 2, so keep sharping your rhyme skills and come come spit some truth (or disinfo) in the next edition!