Chip tha Ripper is an American hip hop recording artist from Cleveland, Ohio. He once did a freestyle rap on the radio which has become a meme on the SiIvaGunner channel, known unofficially as "S.L.A.B. Freestyle" and later re-released as "Interior Crocodile Alligator".
Chip's rap was originally done as a freestyle on the Street Starz TV Radio station. The instrumental was taken from another rap, "Go 'Head" by Ali & Gipp ft. Chocolate Tai, but pitched up a little.
The lyrics "Interior crocodile alligator / I drive a Chevrolet movie theater" from the rap became an internet meme in the early 2000s due to the ridiculousness of the phrase, especially when taken out of context. For these memes, it would just be those lyrics on loop. Eventually people discovered the full rap, and called it "S.L.A.B. Freestyle" after Chip's label, S.L.A.B.. The rap then became a meme in the Soundcloud mashup community in the early 2010s, which would later branch off and become SiIvaGunner.
In 2020, the "Interior Crocodile Alligator" memes made a comeback on TikTok, leading to Chip officially releasing his rap, albeit with a new instrumental and extra emphasis on the memetic lyrics.
"S.L.A.B. Freestyle" is an easy song to use in a mashup since, other than the single bar flute section (which can easily be cut out), it has no melodic elements. It first appeared in the rip "Undertale - Undertale", a simple mashup with the song, even keeping the flute in, off-key. The first album, GilvaSunner's Highest Quality Video Game Rips: Volume 1, features 8 simple mashups with this song.
The "S.L.A.B. Freestyle" mashups were initially popular with fans, however the team's general consensus regarding them turned negative over time, with many rippers and backroom members regarding "S.L.A.B. Freestyle" as one of the worst memes on the channel. It was then mocked by the backroom - like in the rip "Title Screen (Demo) - Super Mario 3D Land" - and banned from user submissions. Consequently, "S.L.A.B. Freestyle" appeared a lot less often post-reboot, being exclusive to medley mashups such as "Vs. The Wicked Company (Alternate Mix) - Kirby Planet Robobot", "Dark Castle (Beta Mix) - Kirby Planet Robobot" and "Reach for the Summit - Celeste".
However, during the Nostalgia Critic Takeover, it reappeared as a semi-prominent recurring joke, to be reminiscent of the pre-reboot era. Unique rips were created with the song, such as "Tough Zombeat - MOTHER 3" and "Doctor Louie's Interior - The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie". The song continued being used in unique rips past the end of the event, effectively making it once again a minor meme.
The popularity of Chip tha Ripper's freestyle rap on the channel also had Chip appearing as a character as well.
Mr Rental ArcEdit
As revealed in "Behind the Scenes - Mr. Rental: The Video Game", NBGMusic originally planned an episode of Mr. Rental that gave us a look at Mr. Own's past and how Chip tha Ripper murdered Mr. Own's family and also gave us information on why Mr. Rental dislikes mash-ups.
The SilvaGunner Comeback Crisis Edit
In The SilvaGunner Christmas Comeback Crisis arc, Chip tha Ripper is a part of the Rapper's Union alongside Snoop Dogg, Soulja Boy and Charles Barkley. Chip is murdered in "Timbre of a Kazoo" after Barkley stabs him in a moment of betrayal.
Click "Show lyrics' to see the lyrics of "S.L.A.B. Freestyle"
yeah ... Chip - tha - Ripper ... S.L.A.B
- While "S.L.A.B. Freestyle" is only a minor meme on SiIvaGunner, it is a major meme on VvvvvaVvvvvvr.
- ↑ Wikipedia article: King Chip
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXQ38gUsB20
- ↑ "Chip tha Ripper is easily the worst siiva meme", by Chaze the Chat, Twitter
- ↑ Main Theme - Superman 64 (rips submissions), YouTube