One night while surfing the Internet looking for new music, I was blessed with the thumbnail of a middle-aged man, awkwardly posed in his album cover. The album’s title challenged others saying they aren’t “hard” because they do not partake in the illicit substance known as crack. Curiosity piqued, I had to click on the video, and accidentally fell into the rabbit hole known as Viper and his discography. Being overwhelmed and taken aback by his challenging flows and goofy delivery, I saved the rest of his 60 albums for a time when I had more patience. The time has come, due to obvious circumstances (Covid life), and I’ve given Viper a go one more time, listening to his earlier projects. The results were enlightening; I can now see Viper’s true excellence. When he was taking his rap career more seriously he used subtle references to his wealth and violent tendencies in his lyrics, all while spitting over his own beats. However, post becoming a meme, he has ratcheted things up with references to limitless wealth and constant murder. Although he has come out with a handful of heaters since his breakout hit, most of these may be from fan pages of him rather than the don himself. Regardless, I have compiled some of his greatest songs and hope to enlighten you to the original musical meme-god known as; Viper AKA Viper The Rapper AKA J-Ride.