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Whether people admit it or not, getting a tweet or a retweet from a famous rapper generally makes peoples day. This is especially true if it happens in the morning before you go to your mundane desk job so you can say "oh girl, 50 Cent sent me a tweet this morning. I love me some 50 Cent." But, do you know HOW to get a rapper to retweet or tweet you? It takes some skill, luck and a lack of self respect. Here are the Top 10 Ways To Get A Rapper To Retweet/Tweet You On Twitter.
TELL THE RAPPER THEY ARE STILL THE BEST
Now this will only work with a rapper that was once the best or, at the very least, at the top of their game. This won't work with someone like Bow Wow or Ron Browz for example.
COMPLIMENT THE RAPPER ON THEIR LOOKS
I just love the way @mr_mike_jones lost all that weight. So fckin sexy. Lol— «CedesTatted» (@Ms_cedes13) February 25, 2013
Did your favorite rapper lose a lot of weight? Or, in the case of Trinidad James, take a shower WITH soap? A surefire way to ensure a retweet is to compliment a rapper on their looks. You gotta understand, all these rappers are very self conscious and need their egos boosted on a regular basis. Even if the account complimenting them is straight Manti Te'o status, they'll still likely retweet.
COMPLAIN THAT THE RAPPER NEVER TWEETS YOU BACK
As with most things in life, when all else fails complain. Is your favorite rapper not retweeting you or tweeting you back? Fire them off a tweet complaining that you put all this time into e-stalking them yet get no love back!
Just remember, only do this with wildly commercial rappers. I wouldn't recommend doing this with Immortal Technique or anything like that.
TELL THEM YOU BOUGHT THEIR NEW ALBUM...EVEN BETTER, TELL THEM YOU BOUGHT MORE THAN ONE COPY
Sometimes I wonder how rappers sell so few copies of their albums when apparently their millions of fans are constantly buying more than one copy of their latest release. Why would you need 3 copies of someones album? I don't even own 3 copies of "Thriller" for fucksakes.
TWEET THE RAPPER AND TELL THEM THEIR NEW SONG IS "AMAZING"...EVEN THOUGH EVERYONE KNOWS IT SUCKS
I present to you exhibit a:
OBSESSED with Nelly's new song, 'Hey Porsche!' #amazing 😄👍— Laura M (@LauraMyLady321) January 21, 2013
Sidebar: Nelly_Mo is an awful Twitter handle.
TELL THE RAPPER YOU ARE PLAYING THEIR SONG OR MIXTAPE...LIKE RIGHT NOW!
What a coincidence! Imagine tweeting a rapper at the SAME DAMN TIME you are listening to their song or mixtape. I mean, what are the chances!
Even better, add a short video showing yourself listening to the rapper:
BE WILLING TO PIMP YOURSELF OUT TO THE RAPPER FOR THEIR OWN PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES
If all else fails, tell the rapper you are willing to degrade yourself for the sake of being in their music video:
Just saw the Big Faces video!!! @plies shoulda had me dancin on the car... Im just sayn...— ★♊ⓐⓢⓗⓛⓔⓨ♊★ (@LovelyLadyLocs_) February 27, 2013
CLAIM TO BE THE RAPPER'S "BIGGEST FAN"
Now I don't know about you, but I don't think this girl has the first Hot Boys album:
@liltunechi. Pleeeeease retweet meee!! I'm your biggest fan ever!!! :)— Jodie Peters (@Jodie_13Peters) February 27, 2013
Saying you are someone's "biggest fan" is a huge statement. What makes you the biggest fan? Do you know all their songs? Have you been to all their concerts? Do you follow Lil' Wayne around the country a la the Grateful Dead? #thequestions.
BE FROM EUROPE
In an effort to show they have a fan base outside of Atlanta, rapper's will almost ALWAYS tweet or retweet someone that says they are showing love from Europe:
@therealjibbs YOU LEFT THAT JOINT WIT A HEADSHOT DOE LUV FROM SWITZERLAND BROTHER— Mello Charmill$ (@MelloCharmillz) February 26, 2013
It really doesn't matter where in Europe. Here's a hint: Even if you aren't from Europe and you actually live in Albany, New York, just write something like "Big fan of music...lots of love from Spain."
JUST WRITE SOMETHING WAY OVER THE TOP THAT BORDERS ON COMEDIC
You know...such as saying that Ace Hood is a blessing to the music industry: