people only mentioned in one rap song ever

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"youre dealin with a higher power / im like dwight eisenhower / my life can move a thousand miles and hour" - jay-z

and what, Thursday, 24 January 2008 21:48 (thirteen years ago) link

Sadaharu Oh

Rock Hardy, Thursday, 24 January 2008 21:49 (thirteen years ago) link

I wanna know if Jay-Z has ever gotten lyrics from his writing team and said "no guys, back to the drawing board." And if so, what they were.

lukas, Thursday, 24 January 2008 21:50 (thirteen years ago) link

Jimmy Saville.

chap, Thursday, 24 January 2008 21:50 (thirteen years ago) link

quote the lyrics, fam

and what, Thursday, 24 January 2008 21:51 (thirteen years ago) link

scott joplin

Jordan, Thursday, 24 January 2008 21:51 (thirteen years ago) link

GangStarr Lyrics - Jazz Thing Video Version Lyrics

featuring Branford Marsalis (instrumentally only)

* original version appeared on the "Mo' Better Blues" soundtrack

"I would like to play a.. little tune I just composed not so long ago"
"Ms. Billie Ms. Billie Ms. Billie Holiday"
*HORNS*
*drum roll* *piano keys played*
*HORNS*
"Byrd..?" *trumpet solo* *group horns*
"The music called jazz.." Guru
*HORNS*

Guru
It's roots are in the sounds of the African
or should I say the mother.. bringin us back again
From the drummin on the Congo, we came with a strong flow
and continue to grow
Feet move, to the beat of the t'balo
Now dig the story and follow
For then it landed, on American soil
Through the sweat, the blood, and the toil
Hear, "Praise the Lord," shouted on chain gangs
Pain they felt, but it helped them to maintain
Scott Joplin's rags, Bessie Smith's blues
St. Louis blues, they were all the news
Ringin smooth.. in all the listeners ears
Fulfillin the needs, and plantin the seeds
of a jazz thing

King Oliver's group was a train comin through
to Chicago, bringin the New Orleans groove
And when Satchmo blew, the audience knew
Basil Street blues was the whole house tune
it was music.. great to dance to
Great to romance to with a lot to say to you
Relaying a message, revealing the essence
of a jazz thing

* DJ Premier cuts "jazz music" *

In the 40's came be-bop, the first be-bop
The real be-bop, so let me talk about
Diz' and Byrd, givin the word
Defining how a beat could be so complete
Playing with ferocity, thinkin with velocity
About ornathology, or anthropology
and even ?, and this is real history
Theolonious Monk, a melodious thunk

No mistakes were made with the notes he played
His conception, was recondite.
A star glowing bright among dim lights
The critics did cite that he sounded alright
Charlie Mingus, such nimble fingers
Droppin the bass, all over the place
and Max Roach, cymbals socking
Bass drum talking, snare drum rocking
Restructuring.. the metaphysics
of a jazz thing

John Coltrane, a man supreme
He was the cream.. he was the wise one
The impression of Afro Blue
and of the promise, that was not kept
He was a GIANT step, and there was Ornette Coleman
He was another soul man
The original invisible, playing great music
I wonder why the ?Bangles? couldn't use it
Now listen see
The real mystery is how music history
created by white men or any other white man
that pretended he originated "uh-huh.."
and contended that he innovated "uh-huh.."
a jazz thing
("Of course we know who can really blow")
Scheamin on the meaning
of a jazz thing

And this music ain't dead, so don't be misled
by those who said that jazz was on it's deathbed
Cause when Betty Carter sings a song
ain't nuttin goin on, but simply good music
And you won't refuse it
She's takin her time, makin the nuances rhyme
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone
with a big old tone, recitin poems
with notes as words, and haven't you heard
NEXT STOP BUTTER, RIGHT PAST OLEO
Now there's young cats blowin
And more and more people, yes they will be knowin
Jazz ain't the past, this music's gonna last
and as the facts unfold, remember who foretold
The 90's, will be the decade of
a jazz thing "I love jazz music" (3X)

* Primo scratches "I love jazz music" *

A jazz thing

Jordan, Thursday, 24 January 2008 21:52 (thirteen years ago) link

"i'm servin this track like steffi graf/roger federer there's no competitors" -wfb

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 January 2008 21:53 (thirteen years ago) link

not a person but bun b has to be the first person to mention facebook in a rap song right?

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 January 2008 21:54 (thirteen years ago) link

paul wall did on his 1st album

and what, Thursday, 24 January 2008 21:54 (thirteen years ago) link

Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Eminem. Kidding. :)

Geir Hongro, Thursday, 24 January 2008 21:54 (thirteen years ago) link

log onto facebook, tryna find a good look

and what, Thursday, 24 January 2008 21:55 (thirteen years ago) link

I was gonna say "Rod Carew" but really Beastie Boys refs are just too easy.

da croupier, Thursday, 24 January 2008 21:59 (thirteen years ago) link

"why did governor mcgreevey get caught with a lizard?" - jada

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 January 2008 22:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Canibus refs are also too too easy

da croupier, Thursday, 24 January 2008 22:01 (thirteen years ago) link

"I slayed MCs back in the rec room era/ My style broke motherfuckin' backs like Ken Patera"

Dom Passantino, Thursday, 24 January 2008 22:02 (thirteen years ago) link

"Big suede boots, kick in your face like Eyal Berkovic"

Dom Passantino, Thursday, 24 January 2008 22:03 (thirteen years ago) link

there's gotta be at least a dozen of these in Madlib/Quasimoto's "Jazz Cats", right?

bernard snowy, Thursday, 24 January 2008 22:05 (thirteen years ago) link

"hit mics like ted koppel/rifle expert/let off the eifell/burn a flag in the grass it's spiteful" - ghost

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 January 2008 22:09 (thirteen years ago) link

"can i make it damn right/i be on the next flight/payin cash, first class/sitting next to vanna white" - nelly

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 January 2008 22:10 (thirteen years ago) link

I'll skate on your crew/ like Mario Lemieux

The Reverend, Thursday, 24 January 2008 22:13 (thirteen years ago) link

jada mentions ted koppell in the track he did on amerikaz nightmare, i think. i was just listening to it the other day.

max, Thursday, 24 January 2008 22:17 (thirteen years ago) link

"I use to run base like Juan Pierre," Jay-Z

musically, Thursday, 24 January 2008 22:31 (thirteen years ago) link

"hit mics like ted koppel/rifle expert/let off the eifell/burn a flag in the grass it's spiteful" - ghost

-- J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 January 2008 22:09 (41 minutes ago) Link

who could forget krs on

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chpEtdOKSc8

YOUR LYRICS ARE STIFF LIKE DAVID KOPPEL

and what, Thursday, 24 January 2008 22:59 (thirteen years ago) link

Dirty alone I never do what the pope says
I'm tryin' to get money like Felipe Lopez

Lolpez, Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:07 (thirteen years ago) link

HOW COULD ONE CHANDRA BE SO LEVY

deej, Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:08 (thirteen years ago) link

sorry

deej, Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:08 (thirteen years ago) link

Reagan is the prez but I voted for Shirley Chisholm

Lolpez, Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:13 (thirteen years ago) link

"Y'all Danny DeVitos/ small n*ggas" -Foxy Brown, "I'll Be"

miryam, Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:13 (thirteen years ago) link

writin rhymes since biz mark and daddy kane was on prism / got a brave heart like the one named shirley chisolm - phife

and what, Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:14 (thirteen years ago) link

there's gotta be a million danny devitos right

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:14 (thirteen years ago) link

"i'm a wizard like chris whitney" - ali

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:15 (thirteen years ago) link

im gonna stop doing sports ones cuz this thread'll get real boring real quick

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:15 (thirteen years ago) link

"st. louis is the truth like sojourner/ don't need a burner we learn from ike turner" - murphy lee (i'm sure i'm wrong about this one tho)

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:18 (thirteen years ago) link

sojourner truth or ike turner? both mentioned like 8 million times

and what, Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:18 (thirteen years ago) link

BEATIN MOTHERFUCKERS LIKE IKE BEAT TINA

and what, Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:19 (thirteen years ago) link

"I ball and you're just Eric Dampier, dawg."

TomBerenger, Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:25 (thirteen years ago) link

lil wayne sports refs are too easy

(forget the fact that i started it off)

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:26 (thirteen years ago) link

BEATIN MOTHERFUCKERS LIKE IKE BEAT TINA

-- and what, Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:19 (8 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

"Beat the odds like Ike beat on his first wife" being my personal fave.

Dom Passantino, Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:27 (thirteen years ago) link

"I'm like Federico Fellini/ I'm like AC/DC, dirty deeds done cheaply"

Dom Passantino, Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:30 (thirteen years ago) link

hitting a woman + misguided confidence at gambling... is this the most dom passantino lyric ever?

and what, Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:30 (thirteen years ago) link

Biggie: "Told the bitch 'Gimme yo' scarf'"

Dom Passantino, Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:32 (thirteen years ago) link

"the way kathie lee needed regis that's the way i need jesus" - rhymefest lol

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:34 (thirteen years ago) link

'had to be liquor / made you wanna battle me quicker / soon as i wrecked the flow you left the show like kathie lee gifford' - king dom

and what, Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:38 (thirteen years ago) link

mixtape for after you get hardsonned = me in this thread

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Kodanshi

nabisco, Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:40 (thirteen years ago) link

to be fair i dont expect you to be familar with freestyle verses by copywrite's weed carriers

and what, Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:41 (thirteen years ago) link

pretty sure copywrite carries his own weed

shirley chisolm's been mentioned a bunch of times, not even including method man's "clinton is the prez, i STILL voted for shirley chisolm"

deej, Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:44 (thirteen years ago) link

there's gotta be a bunch of cam'ron ones

J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:45 (thirteen years ago) link

"My dream team wrestle for cheese like Eric Bischoff"

Dom Passantino, Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:45 (thirteen years ago) link

DMC namedrops Peter Lorre in Kurtis Blow's "8 Million Stories"

O Let's Group Doueh (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 28 October 2010 01:57 (ten years ago) link

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I'm rock, I'm roll, I'm Nat King Cole
Shostakovic drownin' in a fishbowl
[...]
I'ma a book, a poem, by Leonard Cohen
[...]

We played a little blackjack at the casino
The man dealing cards looked like Brian Eno

- Earthling (debut album; can't remember the titles; probably lots more on it)

From the same (great) song: "my gosh, my gosh, I'm Juliette Binnoche"

henry s, Thursday, 28 October 2010 02:10 (ten years ago) link

"the way kathie lee needed regis that's the way i need jesus" - rhymefest lol

― J0rdan S., Thursday, 24 January 2008 23:34 (2 years ago)

lol

the importance of being furnace (samosa gibreel), Thursday, 28 October 2010 02:11 (ten years ago) link

player haters be givin me harsh looks/but i'm just trying to sell records like garth brooks -- big L

teflon dawn (uptown churl), Thursday, 28 October 2010 02:52 (ten years ago) link

thanks for hipping me to "Earthling". i no longer feel bad about completely ignoring all that ukhh that neil kukococopufflani talks about so earnestly

O Let's Group Doueh (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 28 October 2010 03:02 (ten years ago) link

man, i want to retroactively ban J0rdan S. for how fucking terrible he is on this thread

O Let's Group Doueh (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 28 October 2010 03:04 (ten years ago) link

"take cover wit the radical, urban latino/no hip-hop connection with us and janet reno"

― J0rdan S., Friday, January 25, 2008 10:10 AM (2 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

like come on

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROZllkxVshM

O Let's Group Doueh (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 28 October 2010 03:07 (ten years ago) link

tbf he started listening to rap in 200x

j. sargent & lil k3v (deej), Thursday, 28 October 2010 03:37 (ten years ago) link

i really sucked at this

sour posse (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:32 (ten years ago) link

"niggas hear me and take more notes than connie chung"

?

sour posse (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:33 (ten years ago) link

as in, is that one?

sour posse (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:33 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

"hater commentators, call em pat buchanans" - curren$y

o let's not do it and say we did (The Reverend), Saturday, 11 December 2010 10:14 (ten years ago) link

oh shit, i remembered that wrong, it's big krit

o let's not do it and say we did (The Reverend), Saturday, 11 December 2010 10:15 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

"this is hiphop/ it ain't pop like kylie minogue" - black thought

smanging pumpkins (The Reverend), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 02:58 (ten years ago) link

i'd say William Cooper except I can't be sure that A. Nas didn't rap about him more than once and B. that there aren't Illuminati-influenced rappers that mentioned him

pf smangs (San Te), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 03:22 (ten years ago) link

It's a new sherriff in town, and it ain't Reggie Hammond

symsymsym, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 04:06 (ten years ago) link

I forget - have any rap songs ever mentioned God? Or Mafia heavies?

― mike a, Friday, January 25, 2008 7:17 AM (3 years ago) Bookmark

a+++

symsymsym, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 04:07 (ten years ago) link

are you holding out on previously unseen soulstrut graemlins ????

― some dude'n'em (and what), Thursday, November 13, 2008 8:42 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark

classic post

HOOS the master?? STEEN NUFF (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 04:20 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

Toussaint L'Ouverture in "These Dreams" by Defari??

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 30 March 2011 21:13 (ten years ago) link

paris - sheep to the slaughter

Who do the fightin' for these rich white folks, and they wars
No it ain't Drew Carey, Dennis Miller or stars
Fox News, Mike Savage, Bruce Willis or Rush
Won't be MSNBC, CNN or a Bush
Never Toby Keith, Hannity, O'Reilly or Clint
Ain't ClearChannel - know they ain't supportin' dissent
Ain't Blair, Kid Rock, or Tom Cruise or vows
Of James Woods, Rob Lowe, Tom Selleck or Powell
Not Arnold Schwarzenegger, he ain't gonna shoot, or
Ted Nuget cause in war the targets got weapons too
Ain't Cheney, Rumsfeld, Halliburton or Ridge
Or Ann Coulter, or Joseph Lieberman or the rich

― and what, Friday, January 25, 2008 12:04 PM (3 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

bruce willis gets fucktons of mentions in a lot of work.

Lemonade was a popular drink and in still is
I get more props den stunts den Bruce Willis
A poet like Langston Hughes and can't lose when I cruise
Out on the expressway
Leavin the Bodega I say "suave"
Premier's got more beats den barns got hay
Clips are inserted into my gun
So I can take the money, neva have ta run

(gangstarr, DWYCK)

i've def heard numerous die hard references in other songs.

kelpolaris, Wednesday, 30 March 2011 21:32 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

Now I'm not barely Alvin Ailey
But I make fly dance music daily

The Reverend, Saturday, 11 June 2011 22:39 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

Tech N9Ne - "Mental Giant"

It went to my head like it's my first time
To be cocky, i’m just a giant when I burst rhyme
My leg is humongous, is ya’ll’s vs. mine?
Steppin to mine, I can’t stop my leg like Robert Klein

delmar dillinger (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 15:52 (ten years ago) link

Of all the goons, I'm gonna guess that only some dude is old enough to get that one

delmar dillinger (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 16:02 (ten years ago) link

Also btw rev, Alvin Ailey ref in Masta Ace's iconic "Me & The Biz"

delmar dillinger (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 1 September 2011 04:27 (ten years ago) link

also ATCQ's "Lyrics to Go"

i was wrong about that one

markers aurelius (The Reverend), Thursday, 1 September 2011 05:20 (ten years ago) link

reading James Sturm's great piece about pitching gags to the New Yorker on Slate this week reminded me of Paul Barman's "She almost shrank off when I said "Take your top-tank off," I can draw a thousand times better than Robert Mankoff"

rude ragga beats from the F. U. Schnickens (sic), Thursday, 1 September 2011 05:49 (ten years ago) link

From the new Danny Brown

Cause bitch I'm Frankie Lymon
Heath Ledger hyped in a jacuzzi doing that John Belushi

Willing to proven wrong though

Number None, Thursday, 1 September 2011 20:06 (ten years ago) link

Akon:
Her body's not real
It looks like Crumb drew her

fit and working again, Thursday, 1 September 2011 20:09 (ten years ago) link

me n my girl'll run like Luke n Laura

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 2 September 2011 17:06 (ten years ago) link

ten months pass...

george strait, right?

chain the color of am0n (The Reverend), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 00:10 (nine years ago) link

Geto Boys did it too

camp lo magellan (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 00:12 (nine years ago) link

oh word

chain the color of am0n (The Reverend), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 00:42 (nine years ago) link

Tech N9Ne - "Mental Giant"

It went to my head like it's my first time
To be cocky, i’m just a giant when I burst rhyme
My leg is humongous, is ya’ll’s vs. mine?
Steppin to mine, I can’t stop my leg like Robert Klein

― delmar dillinger (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, August 31, 2011 11:52 AM (10 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Of all the goons, I'm gonna guess that only some dude is old enough to get that one

― delmar dillinger (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, August 31, 2011 12:02 PM (10 months ago) Bookmark

just saw this, dying

some dude, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 01:40 (nine years ago) link

:)

camp lo magellan (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 01:42 (nine years ago) link

two years pass...

a possible two-fer? A.C. Green and Ben Vereen at the end of Dr. Dre's "Big Egos"?

The Reverend, Sunday, 7 September 2014 22:30 (seven years ago) link

A.C. Green probably not due to punchlines about his virginity

e.g. You know what's a crazy thing? \ Some girls'll make you wait longer than A.C. Green (http://ohhla.com/anonymous/misc/r_and_b/dg_remix.jam.txt)

, Sunday, 7 September 2014 22:43 (seven years ago) link

wow. I never knew that about him, weird.

The Reverend, Sunday, 7 September 2014 22:48 (seven years ago) link

I've always thought he was a cool dude, the only guy I liked on a team I otherwise detested (2000 Lakers)

, Sunday, 7 September 2014 22:51 (seven years ago) link

Not a person but I think T.I. Is the only person to rap about the stuffed animal named Teddy Ruxpin.
"teddy ruxpin nigga, I'm a bear."

kwhitehead, Monday, 8 September 2014 01:27 (seven years ago) link

guess who this is

Sitting on a truffet, puffing on the best cut buds
Trying to get butt from Miss Muffet
Me and Teddy Ruxpin sturring up a ruckus
Egging all the houses, smashing all the pumpkins

Number None, Sunday, 14 September 2014 22:11 (seven years ago) link

luriqua

imago, Sunday, 14 September 2014 22:12 (seven years ago) link

i'm like grizzly adams with a bear / any n*gga out there want the free, he better come prepared

— No Limit rapper Freedom, ca. 1998

bozack horseman (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 28 September 2014 17:25 (six years ago) link

nevermind, meth got that one: "Even Grizzly Adams couldn't bear" XD

bozack horseman (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 28 September 2014 17:29 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

"Check it out yo, I smile like Groucho Marx"

- Fu-Schnickens feat. Shaq, "What's Up Doc?"

the thirteenth floorior (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 26 January 2016 02:54 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

Opposite of this, people you would never have expected to be mentioned more than once, but are:

He was referenced by Richie Rich in Tupac Shakur's song "Rather Be Ya Nigga", in the line, "Smoke blunts, but leave them stunts up to Super Dave," in the Ice Cube song "Wicked", with the line "We'll have to break his ass up like Super Dave," in the A Tribe Called Quest song "The Chase, Part II" with the lyric, "We flippin' on niggas like we Super Dave," in the Cool Calm Pete song "Lost" with the line "You(r) fake stunts that's strictly for Super Dave". On Fat Joe's song "Bet Ya Man Can't (Triz)," Cuban Link raps, "We do maneuvers like Super Dave, always with a group of babes" and as well as in the line "At the hot tubs making a gang of waves, Hoe in the cunt doing stunts like Super Dave" in the song "She's Just A Freak" by The Luniz.

This is a total Jeff Porcaro. (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 29 July 2018 03:21 (three years ago) link

“hittin mothers and their daughters similar to Woody Allen”

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 29 July 2018 03:54 (three years ago) link

four months pass...

not a person, but I always chuckle when I hear Kool Keith mention "Inside Herman's Head" on "One Two, One Two"

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 21 December 2018 19:16 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

Obviously not the only song, but Big Daddy Kane was probably the first to mention Don Cheadle, shouting him out back in 1994

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95fAAsxcZzc

the 45-year-old gaz coomber (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 7 September 2021 02:07 (one week ago) link

Went from the station straight to Orange Julius
I bought a hot dog from my man George Drakoulias
-Beastie Boys "Stop that train"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTWlVXDpg8c

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 7 September 2021 07:18 (one week ago) link

"I make paintings based on grids just like Chuck Close" - MC Paul Barman

(the one with 3 L's) (Willl), Tuesday, 7 September 2021 10:44 (one week ago) link


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