Uber drivers sometimes get a bad rap, but this Uber driver can rap pretty well.
Las Vegas Uber driver Oliver Barkell recently uploaded a video to YouTube that shows him turn a conventionally boring ride into a rolling concert for two unsuspecting passengers.
The video starts with Barkell, a self-described “Nerdy Uber Driver,” picking up two unidentified male passengers. The guys appear less than impressed with Barkell, whose suspenders make him look more Larry King than Eminem.
When Barkell asks how they’re doing, one the guy’s flatly replies, “ready to get back to the hotel.”
“I love to party,” Barkell says. “Is it cool if maybe I bust a little rap for you guys?”
While their faces appear to say “no,” the guy’s mouths say “yes,” prompting Barkell’s transformation from creepy nerdy Uber driver to amateur hip-hop-artist “Ollie B.”
In the three-minute video “Nerdy Uber Driver Surprises Passengers with his Talent,” the 26-year-old sings:
I gotta gloat.
Watch me as I lock n load.
I rock a show.
Ollie B unstoppable.
My music rock n roll.
Lets Move it rock the boat.
Yo Lets prove that I could flow.
Kill this beat? I got it bro.
The beat from the rap song proved so contagious that both passengers were moved to gyrate.
“This dude just turned into G-Eazy outta nowhere,” one of the men can be heard saying.