Do you remember the viral video “Iron Mic: Eli Porter vs. Envy“? It’s been making it’s way around the Internet since late 2007, and has been seen over 5 million times.
If you’re having a hard time placing the video… it’s the one with the timeless line: I’m the Best Man. I Did It.
To give you brief rundown on the video, Eli Porter was a high school student at Chamblee High School in Georgia. He appeared on a student produced rap battle show entitled “Iron Mic“. The show saw Eli go up against a fellow student named Envy. After a comical battle between the two, a 2-1 decision was made and Envy was declared the winner. You can see the original video below.
There is no questioning the videos comedic value. But, after viewing you’re probably left with several questions you wished you had an answer for. Here are a few of mine:
1.) Is Eli truly the best, as he so claimed?
2.) Why was the host rubbing on the middle judge?
3.) What was that loooong pause all about?
4.) Why did Envy win the battle?
5.) What’s the deal with the heart vignette?
So many questions.
Well, we’re in luck. As our questions will finally be answered… all of them. A new documentary has came out, People’s Champion: Behind The Battle, which breaks down each moment of the four-and-a-half video Internet meme.
The documentary explores almost every possible angle… talking to teachers, the students running the cameras, the producers, the judges, and even Eli Porter himself. People’s Champion runs about thirty minutes, and is worth a watch.
For more information about “People’s Champion: Behind The Battle” you can visit the official Facebook page.