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Only time will tell who will win this family feud.
When it comes to marital arguments, couples will go to extreme lengths to prove that they are right.
One man, who goes by the name Spinach Dippa on the internet, did not appreciate his wife’s jokes about his rapping skills one evening. So he bet her and the couple’s friends $10 that he could make a legitimate hip-hop song. The result is a YouTube titled “Never Bet Your Money On Another Man’s Game,” and it somehow lasts a little over four minutes.
The video begins with some footage of his wife heckling him as he dances and captures the initial challenge. “Seriously… I can make a serious like hip-hop video… and make $10 on Venmo or iTunes or Bandcamp, and I’m gonna give half to charity and half not to y’all guys!”
Spinach Dippa then launches into his rap—which is probably better than what you’re expecting.
So far, the video has amassed over 7,000 views on YouTube. Spinach Dippa has also been sharing details about how he made the video on Reddit. He said he wrote the rhyme on Google Docs, which “took an obscene amount of revisions.” He also gave credit to Dougie Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew’s “The Show” for his third verse.
Regardless of what you think of the song, you have to appreciate his hustle. Spinach Dippa made his own green screen, did all of the filming inside his garage with an iPhone 7, and used homemade lighting rigs. He even used iPhone app Hyperspektiv to cut his footage before editing the video in PowerDirector and Audacity. The rap was mixed and mastered by audio engineer Matty Trump, whom Spinach Dippa said he found on SoundBetter.
The rapper’s wife also joined in on the fun by creating her own Reddit account, called Dippa’s Wife, and she asked the internet if they thought her husband was a real rapper. (Viewers can share their opinions with his wife here.)
Dippa admits he’s not sure how the feud will end since he and his wife never defined what “success” would look like.
“Not sure how we determine who wins the bet exactly but considering you thought it was pretty funny, I would say I already won,” he said on Reddit.
So far, the comments on the video remain mostly positive, so it looks like Dippa will earn his $10 after all. He certainly worked for it.
Tess Cagle is a reporter who focuses on politics, lifestyle, and streaming entertainment. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, Damn Joan, and Community Impact Newspaper. She’s also a portrait, events, and live music photographer in Central Texas.