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— flirt russell (@flirt russell)1552411951.0
@caitiedelaney omg i think about this part from the song at least once a week thank you for bringing this much-needed awareness to it— Meghan Ross (@Meghan Ross)1552494590.0
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— flirt russell (@flirt russell)1552423380.0
here’s one more https://t.co/liEJWfRDax— flirt russell (@flirt russell)1552425100.0
Turns out I’m not done https://t.co/sASOuRDrGK— flirt russell (@flirt russell)1552454491.0
when Jay-Z wants you to unleash the flutes but you didn’t come prepared https://t.co/hLufYylQNt— flirt russell (@flirt russell)1552509167.0
Twitter couldn't believe it'd gone its whole life without knowing these videos are what it needed.
@caitiedelaney @aishahadan https://t.co/3XKCmlPsPf— hazard please stay (@hazard please stay)1552478050.0
@caitiedelaney @sac137 https://t.co/qrkXAatYQw— Goose reverses the Snap (@Goose reverses the Snap)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 (@Jøhn)1552477300.0
@caitiedelaney "how does he never know the gd mic is on"— A West (@A West)1552413638.0
People watching the video couldn't hold back their laughter!
@caitiedelaney @oranicuhh https://t.co/b99RtDGLtd— Thick and Morty (@Thick and Morty)1552432963.0
@caitiedelaney @laurenoneil https://t.co/We5fJK3iax— Mark Carr (@Mark Carr)1552424578.0
@caitiedelaney Haven't laughed this hard in awhile. So good.— Adam Singer (@Adam Singer)1552442544.0
@CaitieDelaney also had a message for all of her new followers!
Huge thanks to all the very hot people who followed me today— flirt russell (@flirt russell)1552438229.0
hope y'all like tweets about my anxiety as much as tweets about audio engineers— flirt russell (@flirt russell)1552492219.0
Well done, Caitie, keep fighting the good fight, repping that sound engineer life!
@caitiedelaney https://t.co/lePPfsKjwL— Shannon (@Shannon)1552523634.0
@caitiedelaney @mckellogs Thank you for giving me much joy today.— Wendy Brandes (@Wendy Brandes)1552500254.0