A message pops on the screen during the opening seconds of the music video for Whoppa Wit Da Choppa’s “Viral”: “The following music video consists of Mr. Whop and friends enjoying quality time together…” That quality time includes cutting up pounds of weed on a plate with a fork and knife, aggressively making it rain in the strip club, executing combat rolls in a living room, and practicing their money spreads. While it’s obvious that Whoppa Wit Da Choppa is the most ridiculous and funniest rapper in this new wave of Jacksonville, Florida rap, I still keep asking myself, “Is it really funny?” His songs masquerade as goofy punchline marathons, but they’re almost exclusively heartless diss tracks. “Laced up my black Forces finna slide on yo’ street/I been watchin’ yo’ house all night like that bitch TV,” he raps. Yet underlying this joke and the others he tells is an unsettling seriousness that can make it hard to laugh.
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Source : https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/whoppa-wit-da-choppa-viral-new-song-listen/269