Forget the black bezel bar, this almost ruined the HTC One M8 for us [VIDEO]


HTC Hold the Crown

Here at Phandroid, we’re well versed in the musical art of hip-hop. Rhymes, rhythm, and flow — don’t believe us? Check out our G1 rap video from back in ’08. Looking back, we’ll admit. It’s a little rough. But we think Rob Jackson did a bang up job of providing the world’s best Android rap video during a time when an Android device’s killer feature was its slide out keyboard (man, I miss those).

Here we are today, and it feels like ages since we had a good rap video touting a phone’s superiority over another. Thankfully, HTC teamed up with PM Dawn’s Doc G and they didn’t pull any punches, putting both the Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6 on blast. They also reminded us why we never saw a sequel to our popular Android rap video: because they simply aren’t good.

While we’re still trying to figure out if HTC’s “Hold the Crown” is satire or a legitimate attempt at making the HTC One M8 “cool,” we can’t help but wonder if our original video served as inspiration. Check out HTC’s latest video below and let us know what you think.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. That is just how my dawgs hold the pimp game down… HTC

  2. HTC please die quietly.

  3. Lol HTC

  4. What I saw, can’t be unseen. My eyes burn…

  5. Don’t be jealous Phandroid. Remember, competition is good for the people.

  6. That G1 rap was pretty… Fresh

  7. Awww come on guys. It was all in fun. I chuckled a bit.

  8. I’ll have what they’re having…

  9. When’s that new HTC album dropping tho?

  10. Phone life, bitc&es. ✌

  11. Well now we know what HTC finally stands for HOLD THE CROWN!!

  12. More like HTC.

  13. HTC be on that THC dawg.

  14. Didn’t RIM do this stuff before they tanked too…

  15. I totally want that phone costume!! I’d rock that at a convention!!

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