Rappers take on the 'Rapper Warrior Ninja' challenge for The Eric Andre Show
Rappers A$AP Rocky and Danny Brown have been filmed rapping blindfolded, while running an obstacle course, in a sketch for the upcoming series of ‘The Eric Andre Show’.
The show – which is presented by Eric Andre and Hannibal Buress – previewed the upcoming new season at SXSW yesterday (March 14), where they parodied Warrior Ninja, a popular show that sees contestants navigate and survive a seemingly impossible obstacle course.
According to Pigeons and Planes, Andre premièred sketch ‘Rapper Warrior Ninja’, where Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky, and Go Dreamer freestyle their way through Andre’s hazard-ridden course, but blindfolded. The MCs attempt to perform while navigating soiled underwear, a mouse trap plank, “ball swing alley,” and a snake pit. They had one rule, that was instructed to them by Buress: “Don’t stop rapping!”
You can view the video below.
In the interview, which you can watch below, A$AP and Tyler speak about Tyler’s car collection before making an impression of the OFWGKTA frontman (0.52s in), before going to talk about ‘Mario Kart’, touring and more. Watch the excerpt below; the entire interview is available on Golf Media.
Recently, Tyler also released a new, self-directed video for 2015 album track ‘Perfect’ (February 9).
‘Perfect’ appears on Tyler’s 2015 album ‘Cherry Bomb’. It is reported that he will make a guest appearance on Kanye West’s new album. The pair recently courted controversy after creating their own cover shoot for Rolling Stone and demanding that the magazine use it.
Tyler, The Creator was famously banned from entering the UK last year. The rapper pulled a series of UK dates in August, including an appearance at Reading & Leeds Festivals, after being blocked from entering the country.
He later described being held at customs upon his arrival into the country, claiming that he was “treated like a terrorist” by border control officials.
Tyler continued to label the UK government as “just followers”, adding, “everyone is a follower, just following what other countries are doing. Now I’m getting treated like a terrorist. I’m bummed out because it’s like, dude, I’m not homophobic. I’ve said this since the beginning. The ‘hating women’ thing – it’s so nuts. It’s based on things I made when I was super-young, when no one was listening [to my music].”