One thing that's united rappers across generations is a sense of frustration during the introductions to their songs. The rappers will often demand that their mics be turned up, or that a certain sound be turned up in their headphones, or that everyone quiet down to listen. Something very few people have ever considered, however, is how the sound engineer recording these seemingly-impromptu rants must have been reacting on that day.
Thanks to Twitter user @caitiedelaney, we now know.
here’s my impression of the engineer who was in the studio with Fat Joe that day https://t.co/21S7ez7BqX— caitie delaney (@caitie delaney)1552411951.0
Delaney went on a tear, giving us behind-the-scenes looks at a ton of rap hits.
don’t worry I did more https://t.co/IhCoEj9JP3— caitie delaney (@caitie delaney)1552423380.0
here’s one more https://t.co/liEJWfRDax— caitie delaney (@caitie delaney)1552425100.0
Turns out I’m not done https://t.co/sASOuRDrGK— caitie delaney (@caitie delaney)1552454491.0
when Jay-Z wants you to unleash the flutes but you didn’t come prepared https://t.co/hLufYylQNt— caitie delaney (@caitie delaney)1552509167.0
Twitter couldn't believe it'd gone its whole life without knowing these videos are what it needed.
@caitiedelaney @sac137 https://t.co/qrkXAatYQw— Spooky Jason (@Spooky Jason)1552433852.0
@caitiedelaney I am 1.6 of the 1.7m views this has— EmmDash (@EmmDash)1552478776.0
Sound engineers have long deserved their day in the sun, and this is it!
I really really like this bit! https://t.co/tR8z5RWC0l— Brett Mannes (@Brett Mannes)1552518142.0
@caitiedelaney This is precisely why we need vine back— jøhn d (@jøhn d)1552477300.0
@caitiedelaney "how does he never know the gd mic is on"— Aaron West (@Aaron West)1552413638.0
People watching the video couldn't hold back their laughter!
@caitiedelaney @oranicuhh https://t.co/b99RtDGLtd— Super THICK 🦸🏾♀️✨ (@Super THICK 🦸🏾♀️✨)1552432963.0
@caitiedelaney @laurenoneil https://t.co/We5fJK3iax— Mark Carr (@Mark Carr)1552424578.0
@CaitieDelaney also had a message for all of her new followers!
Huge thanks to all the very hot people who followed me today— caitie delaney (@caitie delaney)1552438229.0
hope y'all like tweets about my anxiety as much as tweets about audio engineers— caitie delaney (@caitie delaney)1552492219.0
Well done, Caitie, keep fighting the good fight, repping that sound engineer life!
@caitiedelaney @mckellogs Thank you for giving me much joy today.— Wendy Brandes (@Wendy Brandes)1552500254.0