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is my hero. My friends and I 'sang' this all the time on our summer holiday.
yeah man. yeah man.
Me and a doubles partner rapped it during a tennis match. We got beat.
My friends and I shouted 'ginger joe' at a ginger man on the bus home. He did not like that.
thats what they're there for.
'The Kersal Massive are the stars of a cult internet video. The video features three mentally subnormal children (MC Mack, Little Fuckin' Kev and Ginger Joe) rapping. The video was submitted by the three youths into a competition run by 679 Recordings, with the hope of winning the grand prize of a 'Kano' brand BMX. The Kersal Massive did not win the competition, but the video was leaked to the internet, eventually appearing on the user-generated content site YouTube, and almost immediately began to generate enormous interest.
Kersal Massive as meme
Much like the Star Wars kid phenomenon, the original video has become a popular internet meme, generating many video responses, hommages and spoofs, such as "The Persil Massive", which takes the familiar structure of the original and uses it to consider the perennial modern problem of which washing powder to use. The majority of responses, however, simply add hip hop or drum and bass backing tracks and effects .
The performers are classed by many observers as chavs. This is evident in Little Fuckin' Kev's 'Nike' brand jacket, sporting makes are often associated with chav culture, and his decision to roll one sleeve of the jacket up to the elbow can be viewed as a take-off from famous American rappers such as LL Cool J and Nelly.
(MC Mack) This is the Kersal man MC Mack yeah Featuring Little Fuckin' Kev yeah Over there in that corner Is our boy Ginger Joe yeah We don't fuck about.
Kick it, Kev.
(Little Fuckin' Kev) Got on tha bus with me day saver Smoked a reefer in da corner Laid low Did a Grand Theft Auto,
(MC Mack) In a '05 V6 Clio Twin Turbo Y'know how we roll with them backseat hoes On we go H S B C we do them grafts, An' we got the money cos we know how to rap!
Yeah, an' that's a fuckin other one, and we don't fuck about. Levenshulme ain't got shit on us yeah (Little Fuckin' Kev) Shit on us Pimpin! You know that fuckin... tell 'em Joe how the fuck it is man
(Ginger Joe) Yeah man, yeah man
(MC Mack) Levenshulme can go fuck that shit yeah cos we know how to do it, Kersal Massive, you know that, Fuck. Peace.
Much critical speculation focuses on MC Mack's choice of theme: HSBC has not commented on this lyric, and MC Mack has also remained silent, but he seems to be implying that the high profit margin from his rapping career ("An' we got the money cos we know how to rap") has given rise to the need for adequate banking facilities. Another possibility is a reference to bank robbery ('grafting'); MC Mack may simply be expanding Little Fuckin' Kev's game of Grand Theft Auto, lyrically describing a scenario involving the use of a virtual car (the '05 V6 Clio twin turbo' of the second verse) to rob a virtual branch of HSBC.
The performers seem too young to drive, much less "roll with them backseat hoes", and the V6 Renault Clio is a mid-engined car, possessing no rear seats for the aforementioned hoes to sit in. Renault have no plans at present to release a turbo version of the Clio, still less a twin-turbo version. The brief episode described here seems, on a cursory reading, less than coherent, but on closer inspection one unearths the possibility that the events portrayed by Little Fuckin' Kev are the result of hallucination: after getting on the bus with his day saver and smoking a reefer in the corner, the young narrator may have been describing a drug induced psychedelic experience.
Ginger Joe features only briefly in the video to say "Yeah man", and some have lightheartedly suggested he may be the group's manager, producer or dealer.
Kersal is an area in Salford, Greater Manchester. In the video the Kersal Massive shout abuse at rival Manchester area Levenshulme. According to teachers at a Salford Primary School, Little Fucking Kev was branded a "Devil Child" before he left. It was also mentioned that his father went to prison for murder.'
it's genuinely awesome, i sing this rather than the original now.
amazing, little kev has a deep voice, and they seem thoroughly embarassed by it, but not as bad as you would imagine.
Yeah, to be fair to them they come across as being reasonably alright here. Ginger Joe is still an enigmatic legend though
to have access to a camera and the internet is bound to result in them being embarassed at something stupid they do at some point.
just you should know better when you get a bit older