Looking for rap song parodies? Over the years, parodies of all music styles have become more popular with fans as a way to have a giggle over a music track. Keep reading to learn more about the rap song parodies that have been done over the years.
About Parody Music
Rap songs aren't the only songs that have been made fun of over the years. In fact, many people know parodies in music because of the surge in popularity of Weird Al in the 1980s. Weird Al created albums full of parodies of all the hottest hit songs. What exactly is a parody? A parody is when one makes fun of something. Parodies are usually done with complete respect for the original and are meant to be the source of a good time. Parodies are done on songs by all types of artists--not just rap. For example, Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship fame parodied Hollerback Girl with his own version called Hollerback Boy. The song changes several of the lyrics and added Saporta's own touch to the track. Other famous parody creators include:
- Spinal Tap
- Sudden Death
- Lonely Island
- Little T and One Track Mike
- Tenacious D
- Bo Burnham
- Rob Balder
- Ray Stevens
- Venetian Princess
Parodies usually fall into one of three different categories
- Song parodies: These type of parodies mock a particular song track performed by a particular artist. Generally, the parody has more to do with the lyrics in the song than anything else.
- Genre parodies: Genre parodies use the conventions of a given musical genre to poke fun at them. These type of jokes generally are meant to make someone laugh while mocking the stereotypes of a genre.
- Artist parodies: These parodies poke fun at a particular musical artist or performer in some way.
Rap Song Parodies
Curious about where the find a few rap song parodies for your own listening pleasure? Be sure to check out the following:
- Make4Fun makes finding rap parodies simple. The site features versions of some of the best rap parodies out there and even gives tips how to make a parody of your own.
- AmIRight? is easily one of the best resources out there for finding rap song parodies. Check out their search feature which lets you look by decade, song title, artist or performer of the parody.
- YouTube is known for being one of the best places to find videos on the Internet. As a result, the site has dozens of rap parody songs that can be viewed with just the click of a button.
Interested in looking into rap parodies but don't know where to start? Here are a few popular parody titles that you should check out:
- Party in the Tub
- Wherever You Like It
- Amish Paradise
- Baby Got Snacks
- I'm On A Boat
- Half Birthday Sex
- I Pee On You
- Spongebob's In The Club
- Gay Fish
- In My Prius
- Money Money
- Humpty Hump
If you're trying to figure out why many are fans of rap parodies, it shouldn't be too hard to figure out. Everyone out there loves to laugh and many love to laugh about music. Look and you will likely find numerous parodies to fall in love with. What is your favorite rap song parody? Leave us a comment and let us know!