El-P Angers Pokèmon Fans, Solves Beef with Hilarious Remix Competition

Everyone knows that the formidable duo of Killer Mike and El-P (Run The Jewels) love to joke around, but it turns out El might have barked up the wrong tree this time. After the rapper released a series of Tweets joking about the dangers of the new augmented reality Pokémon GO app, which has had people walking around aimlessly using their smart phones to catch Pokémon, fans immediately retaliated.

Soon after his comments, El-P stated, “I’ve gotten more negative feedback from the Pokémon community than I have from Trump supporters. I’m actually impressed.” This was all followed by a scramble to solve the situation, claiming his account had been hacked, later superseded with hilarious pro-Pokémon tweets, “Hey guys just wanted to spontaneously show my support for Pokémon. It’s fun and cute and fun. So. Yeah that was just random.”

He even later jumped onto his Instagram and dropped a short yet similarly amusing Pokémon inspired freestyle, which he then challenged his fans to remix. It didn’t take long for the entries to come pouring in, some amazing ones, and outright hilarious ones.

Watch the freestyle below:

Pokemon rappin

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We’re still not sure how and why this all started, but we’re definitely stoked with the way El-P finished it. Doubtful that any of these remixes will make it to the final cut of the long-anticipated Run The Jewels 3 but after the success of their Rick And Morty crossover perhaps there’s scope for a Pokémon-themed one too.

Check out our interview with Run The Jewels.

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