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Sign Language Interpreter Praised For Keeping Up With 'Fastest Rapper Of All Time'

Sign Language Interpreter Praised For Keeping Up With 'Fastest Rapper Of All Time'

Sign language interpreters have been rising in popularity at music festivals and concerts to allow deaf people to enjoy the spectacle they're watching.

While each signer is brilliant in their own right, it's the ones who interpret rappers that deserve an extra pat on the back.

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They'll know the lyrics front to back, but getting their hands to move as quickly as the artist is singing is a skill that takes a lot of gall. That's why one signer is getting a lot of praise on social media for keeping up with the fastest rapper of all time: Twista.

A video from a recent concert of the 90s rapper has gone viral on social media, showing Amber Galloway Gallego absolutely tearing it up on stage.

Twista was labelled the fastest rapper in his industry in 2014 by FiveThirtyEight based on his speed and the number of words he uses per minute, which is a casual 280.

What's awesome is that Twista gives Galloway the limelight during a particularly fast part of his rap, knowing full well the audience would love to watch her take him on.

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This isn't the first time Ms Gallego has gone viral before; she's been videoed working at concerts involving Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Every time she performs it seems like a video goes ballistic on social media, with people not believing their eyes as she twists and flicks her fingers and hands to create words and phrases.

Amber previously told MTV: "Music is more than words, and the problem is that the interpreters, for a long time, have just focused on the words -- and not thought about all the other layers that come with it to actually make it equivalent.

"I show all the instruments, because [deaf people] need to be able to see the riffs. So, it's kind of like using onomatopoeia [but] in sign language."

She's been campaigning to have concerts and festivals employ proper sign language interpreters because she reckons some organisers opt for cheaper alternatives, leaving people hard of hearing in the dark.

Featured Image Credit: Twista/Twitter

Topics: Entertainment, Music

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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