most pathetic excuse for wordplay in Young Money's "Bedrock"

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this fucking song

Poll Results

OptionVotes
I got her...GROCERY BAG!!! (Gudda Gudda) << no idea what this even means 13
I keep her running back and forth...SOCCER TEAM!!! (Lil Wayne) 9
I just be coming off the top...ASBESTOS!!!! (Nicki Minaj) 5
now we murderers, because we kill time (Lil Wayne) 4
call me Mr. Flintstone, I can make your bed rock (Lloyd) 3
she all over my skin...LOTION!!! (Tyga) 3
I love your sushi roll, hotter than wasabi (Drake) 3
I see me with her, no Stevie Wonder (Gudda Gudda) 1
I'm that red bull, so let's fly away (Gudda Gudda) 1
I knock her lights out, but she still shine (Lil Wayne) 0
other 0


some dude, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 13:52 (six years ago) Permalink

I can't even

swag the dog (The Reverend), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 13:54 (six years ago) Permalink

i feel like these kids must sit on the tourbus all day making hamfisted puns and then laughing way too hard at them

some dude, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 13:56 (six years ago) Permalink

and then saying "how can we shoehorn that into an R&B song?"

some dude, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 13:56 (six years ago) Permalink

I am kinda lmbo at the grocery bag line

swag the dog (The Reverend), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 13:57 (six years ago) Permalink

the way some dude wrote it, i imagine it all by Jim Jones

steady mmmobyn (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 14:21 (six years ago) Permalink

call me Mr. Jim Jones, I can make your head hurt

some dude, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 14:23 (six years ago) Permalink

great poll

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 14:27 (six years ago) Permalink

call me Jim Jones... I can

steady mmmobyn (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 14:31 (six years ago) Permalink

ha ha, I was just talking about the strained shit going on in these lyrics with my friends yesterday, I reckon it's gotta be Nicki Minaj. The hook is catchy as fuck tho, tbh

twice boiled cabbage is death, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 14:46 (six years ago) Permalink

Kill at Will? Solid water? Ice Cube!

da croupier, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 16:08 (six years ago) Permalink

solid water/ice cube is like high art compared to some of the shit in this song

some dude, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 16:22 (six years ago) Permalink

ONCE AGAIN TIGHT PRODUCTION MAKES UP FOR SHORTCOMINGS ELSZEWHERE

tramp steamer, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 19:54 (six years ago) Permalink

I am in awe of the grocery bag line. What's the context in the song?

brb Youtubing

ah ah oh ooh ooh oh ah ah ah ah ah oh ah ah aha ooh (HI DERE), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 19:57 (six years ago) Permalink

Do you know who makes ladies hottt?

girl moves (Abbott), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 19:58 (six years ago) Permalink

okay lmbo right along with Rev, this is wau

"maybe it's time to put this pussy on ya sideburns" - you know, maybe it is!

ah ah oh ooh ooh oh ah ah ah ah ah oh ah ah aha ooh (HI DERE), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 19:59 (six years ago) Permalink

Went with Mr. Flintstone cuz I think it's weird calling Fred Mister.

maciej recognizing trill, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 20:08 (six years ago) Permalink

just so everyone is on the same page here

ah ah oh ooh ooh oh ah ah ah ah ah oh ah ah aha ooh (HI DERE), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 20:09 (six years ago) Permalink

ASBESTOS!!!!

dmr, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 20:40 (six years ago) Permalink

hahaha i'm fucking dying @ this poll - <3 u ship

i think we might need to poll ever song on the young money album, such entertainment

anyway, i voted for this

I keep her running back and forth...SOCCER TEAM!!! (Lil Wayne)

really anything lil wayne has rapped in the past year applies, but sheesh - minaj is really fucking bad at this too of course - the bedrock/stevie wonder lines are bad but so commonplace that they don't even scan

total eclipse of the shart (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 20:47 (six years ago) Permalink

the worst example of this imo is drake in "forever"

swimmin in the money, come and find me - NEMO/ if i was in the club you know i'd ball - CHEMO

if i ever met drake i would wretch his torn acl for those two

total eclipse of the shart (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 20:49 (six years ago) Permalink

the way she hems and haws and fills the whole first bar of her verse with "okay i get it let me think i guess it's my turn" drives me insane xpost

call me mr. brimstone, i can melt your flesh off (some dude), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 20:50 (six years ago) Permalink

even though i think Jae Millz in Young Money is kind of weird and depressing and he doesn't seem to have any idea what he's doing there, i kind of like that the NYC battle rapper is somehow the only guy on the song that doesn't drop some boneheaded wordplay

call me mr. brimstone, i can melt your flesh off (some dude), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 20:52 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah i think they should kick him out for papoose

total eclipse of the shart (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 20:54 (six years ago) Permalink

haha i'm listening to the Fall Out Boy song where Lil Wayne goes "dear gravity, you held me down" and wondering if maybe Pete Wentz is his full-time ghostwriter now

call me mr. brimstone, i can melt your flesh off (some dude), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 21:14 (six years ago) Permalink

"hot as a summer's eve" O_O

steady mmmobyn (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 21:18 (six years ago) Permalink

is that ricky bobby line in the rappers lovin will ferrel thread?

steady mmmobyn (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 21:18 (six years ago) Permalink

haha yes, posted it a few weeks ago

call me mr. brimstone, i can melt your flesh off (some dude), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 21:20 (six years ago) Permalink

i basically thought i'd misheard all of these at first - SADLY NOT - even as a minaj stan i have to say her verse here is terrible (and yet one of the better ones) and the "ok, let me think about it" first line pisses me off as much as it does shipz

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 22:51 (six years ago) Permalink

I Love your sushi rolls
hotter then wasabi
i race for your love
shake-n-bake
ricky bobby

curmudgeon, Thursday, 7 January 2010 01:41 (six years ago) Permalink

the grocery bag is easily the funniest for sheer confusion

but i refuse to believe that someone actually just said "she's watchin that oxygen, i'm watchin espn"

kaygee, Thursday, 7 January 2010 06:48 (six years ago) Permalink

this just continues to boggle the mind

call all destroyer, Thursday, 7 January 2010 15:30 (six years ago) Permalink

all i know at this point is that it's not the mr. flintstone line, which at least is an actual bad pun instead of an attempted bad pun that isn't even a pun.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 7 January 2010 15:31 (six years ago) Permalink

Lyrically, this song is a poster child for the "stay in school" movement.

ah ah oh ooh ooh oh ah ah ah ah ah oh ah ah aha ooh (HI DERE), Thursday, 7 January 2010 15:32 (six years ago) Permalink

i feel like these kids must sit on the tourbus all day making hamfisted puns and then laughing way too hard at them

― some dude, Wednesday, January 6, 2010 8:56 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

do i detect some professional jealousy here

max, Thursday, 7 January 2010 15:38 (six years ago) Permalink

just fyi i think the "grocery bag" line is referring to the fact that grocery bags "got" things, inside them

max, Thursday, 7 January 2010 15:39 (six years ago) Permalink

Thanks for clearing that up!

ah ah oh ooh ooh oh ah ah ah ah ah oh ah ah aha ooh (HI DERE), Thursday, 7 January 2010 15:46 (six years ago) Permalink

i make bad puns irl all the time but i feel sufficiently embarrassed about it and my wife usually rolls her eyes. puns are like promiscuity or junk food, it's just not right to enjoy them without feeling at least a little but of shame.

call me mr. brimstone, i can melt your flesh off (some dude), Thursday, 7 January 2010 15:48 (six years ago) Permalink

just fyi i think the "grocery bag" line is referring to the fact that grocery bags "got" things, inside them

still don't understand

call all destroyer, Thursday, 7 January 2010 16:04 (six years ago) Permalink

he's got a girl like a bag's got ketchup

some dude, Thursday, 7 January 2010 16:19 (six years ago) Permalink

mariah already did "we can ketchup like tomato" on her album

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Thursday, 7 January 2010 16:20 (six years ago) Permalink

R&B singers trying to do punchlines is such a :( trend -- still can't believe Trey Songz said "tryna get you home-r, would you be Marge Simpson?"

some dude, Thursday, 7 January 2010 16:25 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah specifically the pop-culture stuff needs to be excised; i am perfectly capable of hanging out with bros from high school if i want that

call all destroyer, Thursday, 7 January 2010 16:28 (six years ago) Permalink

just fyi i think the "grocery bag" line is referring to the fact that grocery bags "got" things, inside them

i was actually kind of going "what? huh?" at this. i'm still not entirely convinced

thomp, Thursday, 7 January 2010 16:34 (six years ago) Permalink

apparently the full line in the explicit version is "I got her, nigga...grocery bag." this doesn't really clear anything up, though.

some dude, Thursday, 7 January 2010 16:42 (six years ago) Permalink

im not really standing by the "grocery bags 'got' things" interpretation but its the only one that even approaches the world of meaning to me

max, Thursday, 7 January 2010 16:43 (six years ago) Permalink

The best I can come up with that is an incredibly clumsy riff on the slang term "bag", although what "grocery" is supposed to add is a total mystery to me unless Gudda Gudda is an ILX lurker and that is a reference to his grocery groin.

ah ah oh ooh ooh oh ah ah ah ah ah oh ah ah aha ooh (HI DERE), Thursday, 7 January 2010 16:45 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah, you're definitely right. still, the gulf between intent and execution has left us all pondering the mysterious synapses firing off in Gudda Gudda's brain.

some dude, Thursday, 7 January 2010 16:46 (six years ago) Permalink

xpost

some dude, Thursday, 7 January 2010 16:46 (six years ago) Permalink

btw GG's "I'll let you be the judge/ and I'm the case" was a glaring omission on my part when making this poll

some dude, Thursday, 7 January 2010 16:47 (six years ago) Permalink

feels like revives of this thread should come with a national holiday

bernard snowy, Sunday, 29 June 2014 13:03 (two years ago) Permalink

(because I want to ditch work & re-read the whole thing)

bernard snowy, Sunday, 29 June 2014 13:04 (two years ago) Permalink

has anyone published it as a book yet?

I volunteer to compile the index

bernard snowy, Sunday, 29 June 2014 13:06 (two years ago) Permalink

i remember being on the subway in like 2004-2005 and hearing two girls loudly arguing about whether cam'ron was a good rapper. And one of the girls used this line as an example of why he is lousy

She put her foot on my balls... Now it's a football
Although I've found no evidence of this line actually existing, it still tickles me, and seems like the mid-00s version of this convo.

― choom raider (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, April 4, 2010 10:44 PM (4 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

craziest part of that is your addiction was apparently so bad, you'd hallucinate when you were "on the subway".

― k3vin k., Sunday, April 4, 2010 10:50 PM (4 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

bernard snowy, Sunday, 29 June 2014 13:30 (two years ago) Permalink

No lie, I was going around the other day like, "Shit, what was that garbage Lil Wayne line about 'She put her (X) on my (Y), now it's a (X+Y)'?"

bernard snowy, Sunday, 29 June 2014 13:45 (two years ago) Permalink

I feel like several ilxors posted in those comments, cuz I refuse to believe anybody else called these "grocery bags"!

Neanderthal, Sunday, 29 June 2014 15:12 (two years ago) Permalink

Noisey: Kind of jumping off of that when I bring your name up most casual listeners know you from that Grocery Bag line on “Bed Rock.” Has that line defined you? Or haunted you in a way?

Gudda Gudda: How can that haunt me? It can’t ever haunt me. That was the biggest song I’ve ever been on in my life. I made the most money I ever made from that song. That can’t, that don’t define me at the end of the day. Like I said that’s bandwagon motherfuckers that hear these type of songs and form an opinion from that. I got bodies of work. How can you define me from one verse? That ain’t possible. I got classic tapes. Listen. My shit is documented. That verse don’t define me at all. That might have been the biggest song I ever been on commercially. But that shit don’t define me.

am0n alb4rn (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 29 June 2014 15:51 (two years ago) Permalink

biggest song he's ever been on in his life, yet two years ago his Wikipedia page was deleted for 'not being noteworthy' (sadly it's back up now)

Neanderthal, Sunday, 29 June 2014 16:53 (two years ago) Permalink

my shit is documented

Neanderthal, Sunday, 29 June 2014 16:53 (two years ago) Permalink

Idk who gave Gudda Gudda the notion that he has "classic tapes", but he swallowed it hook, line, & singer... DRAKE

bernard snowy, Sunday, 29 June 2014 17:11 (two years ago) Permalink

I remember going into FYE seeing stacks upon stacks of Gudda Gudda mixtapes and wondering just who the fuck was demanding them

Neanderthal, Sunday, 29 June 2014 17:14 (two years ago) Permalink

wtf lol FYE
are you for real?

bernard snowy, Sunday, 29 June 2014 17:21 (two years ago) Permalink

When was this

bernard snowy, Sunday, 29 June 2014 17:22 (two years ago) Permalink

anytime between 2010 - 2012 (prior to the one nearest me closing). I remember wondering to myself if he got big after Bedrock or something yet I kept looking online and couldn't find much chatter on ANY of the mixtapes. and yet every FYE I go to here, there are at least ten mix cds in a rack specially devoted to Gudda Gudda.

haven't been in the rap section of FYE in a while so hopefully they finally got rid of em (like who is buying mixtapes anyway in the datpiff age)

Neanderthal, Sunday, 29 June 2014 17:25 (two years ago) Permalink

lol this was the one I saw all the time

Neanderthal, Sunday, 29 June 2014 17:28 (two years ago) Permalink

MY SHIT'S DOCUMENTED

Neanderthal, Sunday, 29 June 2014 17:29 (two years ago) Permalink

Been runnin' on empty... JACKSON BROWNE
But now my boys Thin Lizzy... BACK IN TOWN

bernard snowy, Sunday, 29 June 2014 20:05 (two years ago) Permalink

Gonna get the Led out...JIMMY PAGE
Won't do what you tell me...AGAINST THE MACHINE, RAGE

relentlessly pecking at peace (President Keyes), Sunday, 29 June 2014 20:07 (two years ago) Permalink

this was such a sad period for rap

am0n alb4rn (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 29 June 2014 20:16 (two years ago) Permalink

Home school, my kids safe... SEED BANK
Young money, get over it... SHARK TANK

bernard snowy, Sunday, 29 June 2014 20:19 (two years ago) Permalink

Been runnin' on empty... JACKSON BROWNE
But now my boys Thin Lizzy... BACK IN TOWN

― bernard snowy, Sunday, June 29, 2014 4:05 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Gonna get the Led out...JIMMY PAGE
Won't do what you tell me...AGAINST THE MACHINE, RAGE

― relentlessly pecking at peace (President Keyes), Sunday, June 29, 2014 4:07 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lollllll

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 29 June 2014 20:27 (two years ago) Permalink

Gudda tapes classics like Zapruder... FAKED
Own wiki didn't know you last year... DRAKE'D

bernard snowy, Sunday, 29 June 2014 20:33 (two years ago) Permalink

Wiki don't know all the tapes I was really on / Speedy deleted, Gonzalez... ELIAN

bernard snowy, Sunday, 29 June 2014 20:56 (two years ago) Permalink

... okay I think that's enough of that until the Young Money nostalgia-wave hits in 2030

bernard snowy, Sunday, 29 June 2014 20:57 (two years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

so this thread is cited on rapgenius

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Sunday, 30 November 2014 08:46 (two years ago) Permalink

apologies btw if this has been pointed out already but

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Sunday, 30 November 2014 08:47 (two years ago) Permalink

so is 'examples of rappers loving will farrell'

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Sunday, 30 November 2014 08:50 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

holy shit Andy Grammer's grocery bag on this song:
"I'm singin' hallelujah/ when you touch me/ hallelujah/ Jeff Buckley"

i got a really big steen, and they need some really big zings (some dude), Saturday, 2 January 2016 13:32 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I'm not clicking that. But I thank you for doing the lord's work by bumping this thread

... which reminds me: over christmas I had my wisdom teeth out & my mom bought me a lot of Kozy Shack™ brand pudding, which I enjoyed riffing on in my drugged-out stupor, e.g.

I'll take you to the Kozy Shack™
I'll let you lick the grocery bag
Keep going to the Kozy Shack™
Watch out! here comes a ghost attack

bernard snowy, Saturday, 2 January 2016 16:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

much as i love queen's speech, it is chockablock with this construction.

Does that make you mutter, under your breath, “Damn”? (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 2 January 2016 17:24 (eleven months ago) Permalink

is that the sequel to The King's Speech

i got a really big steen, and they need some really big zings (some dude), Saturday, 2 January 2016 18:25 (eleven months ago) Permalink

so this thread is cited on rapgenius

― ♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Sunday, November 30, 2014 3:46 AM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

so is 'examples of rappers loving will farrell'

― ♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Sunday, November 30, 2014 3:50 AM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol wow i'm so influential

i got a really big steen, and they need some really big zings (some dude), Saturday, 2 January 2016 18:27 (eleven months ago) Permalink

ha ha I was carrying my baby around in a Trader's Joe's bag today saying "Grocery bag!"

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Sunday, 3 January 2016 01:24 (eleven months ago) Permalink

just fyi i think the "grocery bag" line is referring to the fact that grocery bags "got" things, inside them

― max, Thursday, January 7, 2010 10:39 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

still lolling

Doctor Casino, important war pigeon (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 3 January 2016 02:09 (eleven months ago) Permalink

one of my pet theories about the Gudda line was that it was "I got a ni**a: Grocery Bag," and Grocery Bag was actually the name of some 4th tier Young Money weed carrier who'd drop verses on Gudda Gudda mixtapes.

― max r who max r (some dude), Saturday, December 18, 2010 4:55 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Doctor Casino, important war pigeon (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 3 January 2016 02:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

It's just an obtuse way of saying "bag her like groceries" Future/Jeezy, that's all

nova, Monday, 4 January 2016 07:47 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I know this must sound crazy to you now but honestly..... that's just not things it worked in 2010

bullshit gobbledegook rhyming cult (bernard snowy), Monday, 4 January 2016 09:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink

it's kinda depressing that no one thought

I knock her lights out, but she still shine (Lil Wayne)

was the most casually horrible line on this thing

carly rae jetson (thomp), Monday, 4 January 2016 13:28 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I thought that. Not seen this thread before tho.

Mark G, Monday, 4 January 2016 13:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i think ppl probably assumed its about sex & not intimate partner violence but idk

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 4 January 2016 16:26 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

swallowed it hook, line, & singer... DRAKE

― bernard snowy, Sunday, 29 June 2014 17:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

obviously I am biased because it's my own joke, but today I keep thinking about this & lolling

bernard snowy, Monday, 21 March 2016 19:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

to truly unlock teh funnay, it is v.important that you picture Drake like so:

bernard snowy, Monday, 21 March 2016 19:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

yes, your year-old meme is hilarious

Hey (Extended Mix), Tuesday, 22 March 2016 04:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

The entire first real track ("Shooter") on the new Clipping EP is built around the "...grocery bag" punchline structure.

Immediate Follower (NA), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 16:23 (five months ago) Permalink

ejemplo (crüt), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 16:35 (five months ago) Permalink

"call me automatic weezy, I keep spitting" <<< simpler times for figurative language

Kill at Will? Solid water? Ice Cube!
― da croupier, Wednesday, January 6, 2010 4:08 PM (6 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

solid water/ice cube is like high art compared to some of the shit in this song
― some dude, Wednesday, January 6, 2010 4:22 PM (6 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ONCE AGAIN TIGHT PRODUCTION MAKES UP FOR SHORTCOMINGS ELSZEWHERE
― tramp steamer, Wednesday, January 6, 2010 7:54 PM (6 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

halcyon days for the goon crew

every day, be sure you're woke (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 18:28 (five months ago) Permalink

oh god I just googled clipping -- what is this sub pop hipster bs??! plz crosspost to rolling worst, stat

every day, be sure you're woke (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 18:39 (five months ago) Permalink

Your wallet or your life... CHOOSE ONE
Come up off the lettuce... CROUTON

Harvey Manfrenjensenden (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 22:10 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah that line got a chuckle but not enough to keep me from closing the browser tab and deleting the search history

every day, be sure you're woke (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 22:22 (five months ago) Permalink

If it makes you feel any better you probably weren't the only person googling daveed diggs this week

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Friday, 17 June 2016 21:43 (five months ago) Permalink


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