• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • Hi Guest. We've rebooted and consolidated our Communities section, so be sure to check it out and subscribe to some threads. Thanks!

PaRappa the Rapper told me to drop dead.

Status
Not open for further replies.

Camjo-Z

Member
Aug 3, 2012
7,781
0
555
Pennsylvania, USA
I wasn't going to post this on NeoGAF originally, but it's gotten so ridiculous that I just had to share it. I know you all enjoy a good scandal so I thought you might find this amusing.

As some of you probably know, I'm a huge PaRappa fan, possibly the biggest on NeoGAF! I can't wait for the third installment. Back when PlayStation All-Stars was coming out in 2012, I decided to do a fan cartoon about him. It was going to be pretty badass, and the only thing that would make it even MORE badass is if I got Dred Foxx, the original voice of PaRappa to do his lines! So I joined the PaRappa Facebook Fan Page to ask him...

Little did I know it would lead to Dred stealing $100 from my friend and I, an attempt to turn the fanbase against me, and an insult-laden tirade where he simply goes bonkers.

http://parappathescammer.blogspot.com/

Unfortunately the Facebook page where much of the best stuff is located has been made invite-only, but above is a blog where I've detailed all of the main events that have happened in the time since it all began. Honestly I can't do the whole thing justice in a single OP, but here are just a few of the juiciest tidbits:







Please check it out, I hope it is as entertaining for you all to read as it was aggravating for me to deal with.
 

Darksol

Member
Aug 9, 2013
8,919
0
435
Eh? This is certainly the most interesting thread I've entered all day. I shall give it a read.
 

jwk94

Member
Sep 1, 2012
17,880
1
0
I'm not sure if I would be hurt or honored to get threatened by Parappa.
 

Crayons

Banned
Nov 27, 2009
10,187
0
0
Find him in real life and kick his ass for destroying your dreams.

I'll come with you
 

Omega

Banned
Sep 9, 2009
15,170
0
0
New York
I don't know what's more shocking.

That he told you to drop dead, insults his fans, or that he actually has fans.
 

Uncle Rupee

Banned
Apr 18, 2011
7,115
0
0
Did they pitch-shift his voice or does he really sound like Parappa?
Because his posts read a lot more hilarious in Parappa's high-pitched voice.

btw I'd also love to see a new Parappa game. If they did it on PS4 it could look perfect.
 

Edag Plata

Banned
Aug 9, 2007
3,825
0
0
Is he like, one of those washed up "stars" that did one thing that people know about, but nobody necessarily knows it was him that was a part of it and he's self entitled because he was involved in something cool?
 

BoboBrazil

Member
Jun 6, 2004
24,715
2
0
kick punch its all in the mind
he stole your money and kicked you in the behind
look deeper and i'm sure you'll find
sony knew about this and co-signed
 

Ken

Member
May 27, 2010
34,762
0
0
Oh hey, voice actors are humans too.

Also the blog should have been parappathescamma. :(
 

Camjo-Z

Member
Aug 3, 2012
7,781
0
555
Pennsylvania, USA
"You are a virus that needs antibiotics".

This is hilarious to me for many reasons.
My personal favorite is "the devil is a busy liar so I'mma chill before I dump a chicken in the fryer".

Did they pitch-shift his voice or does he really sound like Parappa?
Because his posts read a lot more hilarious in Parappa's high-pitched voice.

btw I'd also love to see a new Parappa game. If they did it on PS4 it could look perfect.
He alters his voice to sound like PaRappa, although if you pitch shift his normal voice you get the same effect.
 

stufte

Member
Jan 9, 2011
8,219
7
665
I love how he insists that he's a "somebody" by calling you a nobody. Look Dred, you've only done a couple of VO's for a hand-full of video games. You're not really any kind of important celebrity so get off your high horse.
 

FuriousDark

Banned
Dec 28, 2013
131
0
0
"You are a virus that needs antibiotics".

You can't treat a viral infection with antibiotics, fuckface
 

Camjo-Z

Member
Aug 3, 2012
7,781
0
555
Pennsylvania, USA
Did you just send him the money and ask, or did you actually ask him if he would do it before sending the money...? :/

I'm really confused.
We asked if he'd do it for free, he said he would charge like $40 so we paid him, then he asked for another $60 because his lawyers said so or something. Basically we were really gullible and dumb because we were star-struck (shameful in hindsight) and thought he was a trustworthy voice actor.

Holy shit... he's black?
No white boy could bust such phat rhymes as "Noodles are the best no doubt can't deny/taste better than water but don't ask me why"!
 

akaoni

Banned
Apr 5, 2012
3,504
0
0
Europe
>OP asks Parapa VA to do voicework for flash
>Negotiates cost over Facebook, VA agrees
>VA says he will do it multiple times, cites 'reasons' for delays
>Months later, no voicework, refund not upheld
>OP asks for money back, VA says FU cause no paper agreement
>Proceeds to post batshit crazy shit towards OP.

Quick summary.
 
Feb 8, 2010
2,928
0
0
Ahahaha @ "virus that needs antibiotics". Dear lord.

I'll make sure to read through the blog, too bad this guy seemingly turned out to be a massive dong, must feel pretty harsh for a big fan of the work he's done :(
 

Hattori

Banned
Sep 30, 2012
5,662
0
0
I'd rather have Jack Bauer do a future PaRappa game than support this awful person tbh.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.