>>10563450>Hits crack pipe
There is no piece of contemporary music more profound than "Pickle Rick" by Ekoh. From the very beginning, we see juxtaposition that's symbolic of our world at large. The usage of "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival for the background track to his sick rap denotes how much music has changed throughout the years. To further capitalize upon this, he notes how he is "feelin just fine from the beginning to ending of time," like as if his music is but a stepping stone for more complex music to arise. He notes that he's "just fuckin around with these rhymes," admitting to his inadequacy as a rapper, yet also purchasing friendship with the audience by appearing down to earth. As Ekoh uses pop culture references in every sick bar, he establishes a connection with the audience, who are more than likely familiar with everything he says. Netflix, the Domino's pizza delivery guy, the matrix, Airbnb, Elon Musk, Wakanda, etc etc. Everyone loves something that he references, and he makes it very clear that he just does it to get people listening. Whether you decided to listen for the title, you like rap, or are high as balls (like me LMAO), Ekoh more than likely references something you enjoy, or have enjoyed in the past. To nail home this point, he notes that "These other rappers talkin' zannies, guns, and fuckin' hoes. I'm tryna hit the park and skate a bit before I'm headed home." Most people who listen to contemporary rap aren't likely to partake in the gangster life, causing a disconnect between the listener and the artist; however, Ekoh recognizes this, and states that "See, they don't understand how music can be simple shit" in one of the sickest bars to ever be dropped upon this planet. People listening to this song have most definitely heard of everything he references. He even outright admits that he's just "mixin' in a little pop culture, I'm fuckin' Pickle Rick."
Boom, big reveal.