Hi! I'm David Shapiro and I run the Fuse Twitter (and @fusedavid) and obviously write on the site. I've spent a lot of my time at Fuse in front of Tweetdeck, scanning the scroll all day and picking out the best ones to put into Top 5 Tweets roundups.
Today is my last day, so I thought I'd do something a little different that's kind of the culmination of a lot of Top 5 Tweets posts: a roundup of the seven best Twitter accounts!
You'll notice that all of these accounts are rappers' accounts (plus Diplo, who hangs out with rappers), and that's because rappers have the best Twitters. They're really funny, they live dangerously and tweet about that and their audiences follow them on Twitter and they retweet great replies.
Not every artist on the list is someone whose music I personally listen to, but I love the artists that I do listen to on this list so much more because of their Twitter presences.
So here are my seven favorite Twitter accounts, in no particular order, with my favorite recent tweet(s) from them. Enjoy and thank you for reading!
Houston rapper Slim Thug tweets constantly about the minutiae of his life that you don't really associate with the lifestyle of rappers: needing to take a nap, the dangers of the Internet, how his friends would try to snatch his girl if they could, etc. Plus, he's coming out with a book called How to Survive in a Recession tomorrow, so stay on his account for recession survival tips.
Wiz Khalifa doesn't tweet as often as some of these others, but when he does, his dispatches from newfound wealth and fame are short and hilariously declarative, like "Rooms W/o Mini Bars Are Trash," and he capitalizes the first letter of every word a lot. I don't understand that, but I like it.
Queens rapper Action Bronson, a former chef, loves arguing with people who call him fat on Twitter. He's always ferocious and funny and honest, providing fiery snapshots of life as a quirky rapper on the come up. The tweet below one is one of my favorite examples of an artist interacting with his audience ever.
Lil B is more plugged into the Internet than anyone else on this list, and he shares as much of himself as he can, which is often thrilling to watch. He's already released 10 mixtapes this year and he sometimes tweets upwards of hundreds of times a day. So many of those tweets are brilliant that it makes the ones where he asks women to DM him not that much of a bother. Last month he was on a naturalist kick:
Juicy J, a founding member of Three 6 Mafia and a current member of Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang, thinks about strippers and strip clubs a lot, so he tweets about them a lot. He also tweets about eating "scrambie eggs" sometimes, which is cute. It's hard to know if he's intentionally or unintentionally funny, but there's a Yogi Berra-esque quality to him that makes it ultimately not matter.
Superproducer Diplo lives a life of jetsetting leisure, and it seems like he uses Twitter as a way of whispering, cleverly and topically, about the absurdity of a lot of what he sees. Obviously a lot of people do that, but Diplo does it better. Plus he posts a lot of funny pictures.
Sorry, everybody. I know I said I wouldn't rank these, but RiFF RaFF has the best Twitter there is. His best moments there, like in his raps, are when he tweets something and you laugh because you get his joke, and then you think about what he said five minutes later and laugh again because you really get it this time. Someday, someone will compile all of his best tweets into a book (and that person will be me). Here are a few of my favorites: