Enter Kid Apocalypse!
I got an email in my inbox a while ago that I kind of scanned over and ignored. It seemed X-Men related, and I don’t much read anything X anymore.
I’m not sure what brought me back to that email, but on a second look, it wasn’t as much about comics as it was music.
Seems to me, a couple young guys have taken it upon themselves to dress up as their favourite mutants and start a rap group.
I really can’t explain what’s happening here any better than Kid Apocalypse himself has on his Facebook page:
It started one night lying in bed. I got the idea to write some raps as if I was the character Genesis from the recent Uncanny X-Force and Wolverine and the X-Men comics. I showed them to my roommate who liked the idea. Then he started writing. It was contagious. He took on the persona of “Dark Beast“, the Hank McCoy of the alternate Age of Apocalypse universe. We had more material than we knew what to do with. Luckily our friend Andy (DJ Broo Ha Ha) graced us with his talents of making sweet sweet beats.
Now, I know that people have read this far and they’re hating already. But, Kid Apocalypse is no sillier a character than most of the bling-blong, champagne-and-titties, pop-a-cap-in-yo-ass, hip-hop jokers we’re getting already. At least Kid Apocalypse is coming at it from a different direction. (And, I’m not going to throw the first stone. In high school, I also took on the rap nick-name from a comic book, Frankie-D based on Tomb of Dracula‘s Frank Drake. Plus there was even an 80′s band from Melbourne, Ausralia that called themselves the Uncanny X-Men, so give the kid a break, yeah?).
Personally, I think these guys are onto something. They rap in character and the beats are decent. I’ll be keeping an eye on Kid Apocalypse and Dark Beast.
It’s all free. You got nothing to lose. You may even like it.