Wednesday, 20 April 2016

It was 28 years ago today. Chuck D taught his band to play,,,,

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The 14th of April. It's a landmark date for hip-hop and music in general for on this day in 1988, an album that expanded the boundaries of Hip Hop as a genre was released. That album is Public Enemy‘s 'It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back'. Riding high from the critical and slight commercial success of the group’s debut LP 'Yo! Bum Rush The Show', this second album was a momentous leap forward for Public Enemy and Hip Hop as a whole. The fact that the debut was a hit in the Hip Hop community but did not cross over into other audiences of music lovers caused the group to make some changes resulting in one of their most successful albums to date. Since then and for the most part, Hip-Hop provides us with clever, structured and well written lyrics dealing with all aspects of life. Things we can relate to, things that make us think. But what about when it goes wrong? Below are some of the worst Hip-Hop lyrics of all times.

Tupac Shakur - Gangsta Bait (1991)

"Livin in tha hood was a fuckin breeze,
Cos we always had a wide selection of cheese,
Cheddar, Stilton, Gorgonzola and Brie,
If you ain't eat your cheese then hey bitch more for me"

50 Cent - The poop in my Britches - (2004)

"I'm up in tha club, with all my best bitches,
But then I laugh too hard, now I got poop in my britches,
Poop in my britches, got that poop in my britches.
Dey wonderin' what that smell, yo it's the poop in my britches"

Kendrick Lamar - That pigeon be fartin' - (2012)

"I ain't got time to wonder how my life fell apart,
Cos I'm all like holy fuck, did that pigeon just fart?
It's sittin' on my window, with a look as if to say,
I just farted bitch you don't wanna fuck with me today"

Drake - Never let a bitch break UR balls - (2012)

"When I leaned in to kiss you, yo I leaned too far,
Cos gurl I fell into the road and I got hit by a car,
I broke my legs my skull my back gurl I'm fallin' apart,
But know this baby I will never break your heart"


"Ay kids your teacher only tryna lead you down the right path,
You don't need guns and bitches, you need science and math,
Who need a long dick when you got long divison,
And always help yo mama when she in the kitchen"

Tyler the Creator - Damn y'all digital motherfuckers - (2011)

"Final Fantasy Seven, bitch this game can get stepping,
Cos I just can't beat the motherfuckin' Emerald Weapon,
I got Knights of the Round bitch and still I lose?
Gonna get myself online and check some FAQs"

Eminem - Marshal go boom-boom - (2013)

"Me make poopy noises,
Me make poopy noises,
(3 minute soundbite of sloppy fart and poop noises)
Kim Hailee blah blah blaaaaaaah
(6 more minutes of even sloppier fart and poop noises)
Marshall make poopy noises"

Kanye West & Jay Z - Say goodbye mother fucker - (2012)

Kanye - "You hang up"
Jay Z - "No you hang up"
Kanye - "No you hang up"
Jay Z - "No you hang up"
Kanye - "No you hang up"
Jay Z - "No you hang up"
(Continues for 8 minutes)
Kanye - "Actually I don't wanna hang up. I wanna listen to you sleep"
Jay Z - "That sounds delightful"
(Snoring noises)

(Just to prove it's not always been horribly over produced & autotuned shit, here's my old 86 - 92  mix to remind you of hip-hop's golden age. X.)
Till next time.
Big love. Mark. X

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