Watch: Smokepurpp, Famous Dex, & Their Fellow Rappers Try To Rescue Helpless, Adorable Puppies In Virtual Reality

Thursday, 03 January 2019 - 1:51PM
Virtual Reality
Thursday, 03 January 2019 - 1:51PM
Watch: Smokepurpp, Famous Dex, & Their Fellow Rappers Try To Rescue Helpless, Adorable Puppies In Virtual Reality
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If there was a surefire way to go viral on YouTube, everyone would do it. There are a few key ingredients you can add, though, and the team over at 88Rising included all of them in a recent video. Equipped with a special padded room and a VR headset, they got a bunch of rappers to enter a virtual world and save some adorable virtual puppies from a narrow plank extending from a skyscraper.

Smokepurpp, Famous Dex, Currency, Fat Nick, PNB Rock, Saint Jhn, and other young performers strap on the headset for the first time and immediately freak out when the simulation starts. We as viewers can see that it's not real and that they never leave the ground – but, if you've ever tried VR, you know how immersive that world can feel. We would share quotes from the video, but they're mostly "oh sh*t!" reactions and other expletives that are best experienced by watching. And, as if the heights and the plank weren't enough of an obstacle, there are also crazy Hitchcockian birds flying overhead. Some of the rappers overcome their fears to save the puppy, while others bail on the VR altogether in the most hilarious ways.

Be honest: do you think you would react differently if put in the same situation? Find someone with a VR setup, turn on a camera, and we'll see how it goes.

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