Hip-hop Slip Ups
I just found this funny list of mistakes made in hip-hop lyrics. Some examples are:
"I predicted I'ma die squeezin, thuggin through the 5 seasons"Of course there are 4 seasons, not five.
- Capone on You Can't Kill Me (2000)
"I'm a sucker for cornrows and manicured toes"How can you manicure toes? That's a pedicure.
- Nelly from E.I. (2000)
One that's my favorite slip up but not on the list is:
"And any emcee in all 52 states"He must be talking about a deck of cards because the US has 50 states.
-O.D.B. from Shimy Shimmy Ya
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Tracked on Mar 30, 2004 10:25:26 AM
That's funny as heck!
Another favorite is K-Solo on Redman's "It's Like That", where he says his "Vocabulary's very loquacious, / And gregarious..."
Loquacious means "talkative" and gregarious means "habitually living in groups." Um, okay.
Actually, loquacious can also mean wordy, according to Merriam-Werbster. He probably meant garrulous instead of gregarious. Garrulous is synonymous with loquacious.
Foolish K-Solo rocking the malapropism steez. He should've come strapped with a pocket dictionary.
Posted by: Anonymous at Mar 29, 2004 4:20:47 PM
"Ay yo, Dizzy Gilespie plays the sax" - Greg Nice of Nice N Smooth "Funky For You"
Didn't know he played the sax. I thought he played the trumpet.
Anonymous -- even as "wordy," it doesn't make much sense... it's just not a way one would describe "vocabulary," you know? Those two lines struck me as particularly poor attempts to sound intelligent by using big words.
O.D.B. "52 States" - I was intrigued by this comments years ago, and you just re-triggered the curiosity. I did a little (30 minutes) research of couldn't find anything. My conclusions is that it's a well known joke because there are tons of referenced to "the 52 states of America" with Brittian being the 51st and Australia, Iraq, and the American protectorates vying for the 52nd.
(Yo, Hashim. Let's exchange links, man.)
What about one Mr. El-P in "The Fire in Which You Burn"?
"I wasn't born in a manger but I still received three gifts
Alphabetically listed they're Big Juss, Mr. Len, and I."
I guess they didn't cover alphabetical order on the G.E.D. exam on which he "scored in the top .5 percentile in the country quite easily."
That's intrepid, yo.
Funcrusher Plus is a classic album, regardless.
Posted by: blah at Apr 6, 2004 10:26:21 AM
"She got a ear ring in her tongue, and she knows what to do with it..."
- Petey Pablo, Freak-A-Leak (or whatever it's called...)
You do the math.
oh shut up u little book worm
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the state black men are in today is bad,it allways been bad
because black men are either in jail or dead
and the ones that are not dead
are involved with white women or their gay
so where does that leave the black woman single and pisted off
most of our young black males are living in the hood they dont have jobs they dont go to school and they dont have role models
then the police wonder why black men do crimes and act the way they do
it's because no body care
and the government keep their babies momma on welfare to make the black man even more lazy
think about it
if some one give your baby momma a check every month
why should you give her child support
that just makes it eaiser for you to sit on your butt
and the black man falls for this crap
what black people need to do is build each other up not tare each other down
Posted by: p.walker at Jul 19, 2007 9:06:45 AM