If you haven’t been living under a rock this past week (or looking for a Rattata under one), you might have heard of Pokémon GO, the new game/app that allows users to finally catch Pokémon in the real world. El-P has certainly heard of it, and he let the world know of his disdain for the game in a series of hilarious tweets posted yesterday. As you can see below, he used some inflammatory language to remark on the potential dangers of hunting for Pokémon in real life:
After incurring the wrath of Pokémon fans everywhere (and yes, thanks to Pokémon GO we can now be assured they are everywhere), El-P doubled down before qualifying his remarks and issuing a powerful call for unity:
Then came the crowning moment of this saga: a new a cappella freestyle by El-P entitled “Pokemon rappin”. After posting the track on his Instagram, the Run the Jewels rapper challenged fans to create their own remixes. The response so far has been healthy to say the least, proving once and for all that too many people have too much damn time on their hands.
Check out El’s rap below, as well as links to some of the remixes. More can be found on El-P’s Twitter.