|Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenocerous|
|Vocals by||Bret McKenzie|
|Appearances By||Bret McClegnie|
|Album(s)||Flight of the Conchords (2008)|
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Hiphopopotamus vs. The Rhymenoceros takes place during the mugging. Jemaine and Bret attempt to fend off the muggers with bluster then launch into a gangsta rap song. It parodies various rap clichés such as references to "bitches" and "hos", though in a deliberately tame manner ("there ain't no party like my nana's tea party"). The video is filmed using common hip hop music video techniques such as low camera angles and rapid movement of the performers towards and away from the camera, and bears similarities to the music videos of the The Beastie Boys.
Lyrics for Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenocerous from Mugged
They call me the Hiphopopotamus / My lyrics are bottomless
Sometimes our rhymes are polite/ Like, thank you for the dinner Ms. Right/ That was very delicious goodnight/
Sometimes they are obscene/ Like a pornographic dream/ NC-17 with ladies in a stream of margarine/ Yeah, some margarine/
They call me the Hiphopopotamus / Flows that glow like phosphorous / Poppin' off the top of this esophagus / Rockin' this metropolis / I'm not a large water-dwelling mammal / Where did you get that preposterous hypothesis? / Did Steve tell you that, perchance? / Steve.
My rhymes and records they don't get played / Because my records and rhymes they don't get made / And if you rap like me you don't get paid / And if you roll like me you don't get laid.
My rhymes are so potent that in this small segment / I made all of the ladies in the area pregnant / Yes, sometimes my lyrics are sexist / But you lovely bitches and hoes should know I'm trying to correct this.
Other rappers dis me / Say my rhymes are sissy.
Why? Why? Why? / What? / Why exactly? / What? Why? / Be more constructive with your feedback, please. Why? / Why?
Why, because I rap about reality? / Like me and my grandma drinking a cup of tea? / There ain't no party like my nanna's tea party. / Hey! Ho!
I'm the motherflippin' / I'm the motherflippin' / I'm the motherflippin' / Who's the motherflippin?
I'm the motherflippin' / I'm the motherflippin' / I'm the motherflippin' / Motherflippin'