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In London's rap scene, recording a Fire in the Booth session on BBC's 1Xtra radio station is a huge step for any hip hop artist trying to become famous.


And if you're really lucky, your rap will go viral.

Unfortunately for all the real rappers out there, the latest recording to go viral is from a parody rapper known as Roadman Shaq. Shaq, along with MC Quakez, are personas invented and played by British actor-comedian Michael Dapaah.


They're characters in his mockumentary web series "Somewhere in London," which parodies the music and lifestyle associated with South London's hip

hop scene like UK Drill and grime.

Roadman Shaq's rap is a bunch of gibberish nonsense mixed with jokey references. The most famous segment, which spawned a meme, comes from a sequence that begins with him saying "the ting goes skrrrrrra pa pa kakaka."

It's amazing.


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Alex Murphy

... is the Editor of Sonicology's DIY Musician Blog. I write Beatlesque indie-pop songs that've been praised by I live in New Jersey and like peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, a little too much.

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