Wednesday, May 02, 2007

bad words.

today, wex wednesday's presents some bad rhymes. more specifically, lyrical faux pas. shit that just doesn't make sense. feel free to add on...

1. Greg Nice on "Funky For You" - "Ay yo, Dizzy Gillespie plays the sax". quite possibly the most famous one of all-time.
2. Lil' Fame on "Half and Half" - "First family will gradually lift that ass up like gravity".
3. Foxy Brown on "Affirmitive Action" - "Thirty-two grams raw, chop it in half, get sixteen, double it times three/we got forty-eight, which mean a whole lot of cream/divide the profit by four, subtract it by eight, we back to sixteen...". hands down award winner for worst math ever on a song.
4. Common & Canibus on "Makin A Name for Ourselves" - "i'm your worst nightmare squared/that's times two for those who aren't mathematically aware". runner-up for worst math ever on a song.
5. Rev Run on "King of Rock" - "there's three of us, but we're not the Beatles".
6. Keith Murray on "Full Cooperation" - "I'm gonna get you sucker like Damon Wayans"

and i didn't even touch the spelling errors...

big ups to newmie for the suggestion on the topic...



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm crazy, but I've always sided with the emcees on 5 & 6.

5) "There's 3 of us but we're not the Beatles". "King Of Rock" dropped after John Lennon died, and there were only 3 Beatles left.

6) "I'm gonna git you sucka like Damon Wayans." I know that Keenan was the star, but Damon had a big role in the movie too. And he was trying to "git" Keenan.

How much for one rib?

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

agreed that the keith line is debatable.

but as for rev run, he later admitted that he thought they were a trio. ego trip references it - and i think there's an online interview floating around somewhere too.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Russ the Bus said...

How bout Iron Mike on 2nd Round KO: "That's your name, Canibus. Your whole agenda is to eat these n***as man" everybody in the studio must've realized at some point that mike was thinking cannibal, not cannibus, but was too scared to tell him any different. I wouldn't.

But, then Cannibus takes the misnomer to a whole nother level: "you might got more cash than me, but you aint got the skills to eat a n***a's ass like me" Whoa, eating ass huh? With those kinda skills i'm surprised there's not a higher percentage of Cannibus' fans who wear high heels.

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It always bothered me in The Jump Off when Masta Killa says:
"Heat clear the street like Connor O'Carroll"
Umm. . . the dudes name was Carroll O'Connor.

And to this day, I still think Malik B says
"I bring more horror than Dram Stroker" in Respond/React. No matter how I play it. . . it never sounds like Bram.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Foxy's math is very suspect. . .

16 "double it times three" would be 96. . . not 48. . . unless she's just saying "double it" becuase it sounded cool, and meant to say "multiply."

Sorry. . . I just spent my whole morning tutoring Math. . . Jigga prolly wrote that verse anyway. . . shame on him.

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny. . .

If you take that 96 she should have gotten. . . divide it by 4, and then subtract 8. . . you would actually get back to 16. Unfortunatly, she'd be dividing her 48 by four, resulting in 12, and after subtracting 8 she'd be left with a mere 4, and would have to rely on more than just the "two that 'Mega bringin' through."

Sorry. . . I apologize. . . Math class is over for the day. . .

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a math full from K Dot.

Get it? HAHAHA Not mouth full. Math full!

Um ok.

It bothers me all the time when I listen to "Hellz Wind Staff", when Street Life says "tell the news like Kaity Chung".. There was Connie Chung, and Kaity Tong. Not sure you can make them a hybrid.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

1) doesn't make much sense, but i wouldn't have it any other way -

"rhymes get stinky like a girl's poo poo"

2) i love the flow, but it goes to a general pet peeve of mine - grand central is a terminal, never a station -

"a terminal like grand station"

6:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about Common mispelling his own name in Time Travellin?

"Yo wassup world?
yo what's happenin'?
It's the C double-O and i'm back again..."

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i could have sworn he said "it's the C-O-Double M-O-to the N.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a young 20-year old who loved his early singles, you can imagine my disappointment at hearing these lines off Canibus' debut:

Now if you take a glass of water then add two cubes of ice
You should see the cup’s water level slightly rise, right?
You need to watch what i’ma show you (watch this)
You need to look closely at what i’ma show you
(listen to this right here)
If you remove every living animal out of the sea
Then wouldn’t the world’s ocean water level decrease?
This means the planet wasn’t three-quarters water (that was deep)
This means the planet wasn’t three-quarters water (that sh!t was deep)

Who knew the fierce battle rapper could also be a stoned teenager lying on the hood of his car in the middle of a cornfield listening to Dark Side of the Moon?

12:37 PM  
Blogger Russ the Bus said...

i havent seen him, but i hope cannibus puts on a hell of a live show, cause his status as a lyricist is being completely debunked here. Even by the 1% of us that do in fact exist.

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the greatest list ever, and I should have plenty of examples at my fingertips, but they're not coming just now. I know that Cappadonna's got lots...

That "Connor O'Carroll" line always makes me laugh.


8:15 PM  
Blogger facet.squared said...

"I say what's next, what's next, what's N-X-E-T?
It's me, Warren to the mutha**ckin' G"

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

um, isn't this just cut and pasted from the ego trip book?!

10:39 AM  
Blogger Russ the Bus said...

i was just listening to the Woo-hah remix and i'm pretty damn sure that ODB says "we on some outta state shit like ya watch Star Trek. woohah gotcha all in check."

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"isn't this just cut and pasted from the ego trip book?!"

a little bit. but not entirely.

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I say what's next, what's next, what's N-X-E-T?
It's me, Warren to the mutha**ckin' G"

Once I saw this list, I was thinkin' of that line. . . but couldn't remember it for the life of me!!! Thanks for givin' my memory a swift kick in the ass!

2:57 PM  
Blogger Russ the Bus said...

downey's right we're missing a lot of cappadonna lines. i'm blanking

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Russ, I think Dirty's line is "outer space shit like you watch Star Trek."

9:59 PM  
Blogger Russ the Bus said...

i know but it really doesnt sound that way, and i cant find the lyrics anywhere

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and one of the most glaring errors of all time comes from K-Solo(gotta love the guy) in his verse on EPMD's "Knick Knack Patty Wack" :

I'm from C-I, L-I, F-L-Y, like a B-R-I-D in the S-K-Y....
I never knew brid's could a matter of fact, what's a Brid?

3:20 PM  
Blogger Russ the Bus said...

ODB "shimmy shimmy ya" -
"For any MC in any 52 states,
I get psycho killa Norman Bates"

there's still only fifty right?

6:28 PM  
Blogger Paul Haney said...

I've always thought any line where Melanchi The Nutcracker from Group Home talks about "killing the mic" was a little suspect. ;)

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! I thought I was the only one!

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe this creeps me out only because I'm a girl, but how about Biggie's "honeys feel it deep in they placenta"?

9:37 PM  
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3:18 AM  

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