What do you get when you combine equal parts talent, caffeine, and flow; add in rhymes for days (or at least a day and a half), and cap it off with a Scrabble dictionary? A Guinness world record, it seems.
If you don’t know the name Watsky, you’re about to. The San Francisco native, real name George Watsky, has been spitting cerebral ever since his “pale kid raps fast as hell” video broke the Internet back in 2011.
Watsky’s released some mixtapes, dropped a few albums, and hit the road in the meantime - and now he’s officially been granted the coveted Guinness world record for the longest rap marathon. 33 hours, 33 minutes, and 19 seconds – that’s the length of time it took to top the previous record holder, Good Bison frontman Pablo Alvarez, who previously held the record in 2017 with 25 hours, 56 minutes, and 4 seconds according to the Miami New Times.
Streamed across his YouTube, Facebook and Twitch channels May 6th through 7th, Watsky raised $157,000 in total through the organization Sweet Relief for his band and crew, fans for "lost travel expenses" and ticket refunds, as well as other struggling musicians during the COVID-19 health crisis.
Check out the impressive feat below!