This week’s Follow Friday is focused on the comedians (real or unintentional) on Twitter. I can always count on these cats for a good laugh and comic relief to brighten my day. If you’re looking to cut the fool online, check these folks out. And hit that follow button.
1) Charlamagne Tha God: is 1/3 of The Breakfast Club with Angela Yee and DJ Envy, which airs Monday-Friday on NYC’s Power 105.1 FM. One of The highlights of the show is Charlmange’s "Donkey Of The Day", which is a person who’s done something extremely stupid within the past 24 hours. The best time to check Charlamagne’s timeline is when VH1′s "Single Ladies" or any BET awards show is airing.
2) Collard Green: is a rapper and radio commerical personality based in Columbia, SC. He’s been on the hip hop scene down there for several years. His Tron mixtape that dropped back in April is the closet thing to crunk I’ve heard coming out of SC in a while. Collard Green’s Twitter page is random as h*ll, including Tweets about the differences (and similarities) between races and outerspace. There’s rarely a dull moment. Get hype!
3) Earthquake: just might be the funniest true, working comedian on Twitter (if not, it’s a tie between him and Lil Duval—see below). He’s constantly touring at venues through out the country. The cool thing about Earthquake is that he takes time just about each day to engage his followers.
Each afternoon, he asks what’s happening in the world and what the joke topic of the day should be. Those topics frequently end up becoming trending topics. Wednesday’s topic was #BarbieTubman, but most memorable is Earthquake’s holiday and family tweets; pure hilarity!
4) Lil Duval: is another true "working" comedian. Some people call Lil Duval "The Court Jester of Grand Hustle", because he’s signed through T.I.’s label. One thing about Lil Duval is that even though he’s undeniably funny, he can be annoying as h*ll, to the point where people are constantly following, unfollowing and then following him again. I guess they can’t stay away.
Lil Duval appears to love women; a lot of the cities he stops in he sends tweets out about trying to find a hook up for him and his "ole lady". If you want a comedian’s view of hip hop and all the so-crazy-it’s funny stuff that happens in the industry, follow Lil Duval. But not if you’re a sensitive independent rapper trying to get on; you might get your feelings hurt.