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Moto plugs its past, present, and future with a rap lyric video

I get that it's hard to cut through the noise and get your name back out there, especially in a market that's been dominated by Samsung and Apple, but Motorola, you've got the best cheap Android phone on the market. Your Moto Mods are one of the best takes on a modular phone that we've seen commercially.

You don't have to come on this strong.

The 56-second video harkens back to the original cell phone call, and what its maker has done since. From the RAZR and Dynatac to the Moto Z family and all of its mods, Motorola tries to make us remember its previous highs and believe that it's coming again with the Moto Mods and the phones they can be used with.

I'm all for a good lyric vid, and it is Flashback Friday, but c'mon, Moto. This is dad-trying-to-rap levels of trying too hard.

Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.

  • I didn't think it was bad. Are they trying too hard? Perhaps, but it not a bad ad at all.
  • No it wasn't bad, this is probably the best G rated rap song about Motorola they could come up with!
  • Huh, I was prepared for the worst but I actually thought that was pretty creative . .
  • "but c'mon, Moto. This is dad-trying-to-rap levels of trying too hard." LOL!
  • This is terrible. Anyone who thinks it's not should be sentenced to 50 straight hours of nothing but Vanilla Ice and Lil' Bow Wow
  • Reminds me a bit of Lacrae
  • Lecrae is pretty nice but I can get why you said that.
  • I still miss my "Hello Moto" ring tone I had on my RAZR. 😢
  • Hmm not bad that rap is still in my head 😂
  • Well, they are indeed getting attention because of it. So there's that.
  • I expected this: But was pleasantly surprised.
  • My friend's heavily skinned mid tier Asus Zenfone Laser got a nougat update today (that just shouldn't happen), while my "flagship", near-stock Android Moto X Style is still on Marshmallow seven months after Nougat was released. Never buying another Moto phone again.
  • Wasn't a bad video at all was rather good and interesting!
  • wasnt bad, definetly could be worse
  • Great promo. Every ad is trying too hard from every company. This one is on par and gets the old nostalgia gears cranked.
  • It seems most people are enjoying it, my family included. My three year old has been asking me to cast the Moto Rap to the TV every day for the past week or so.