rap music's memorable banalities

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Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 18:38 (ten years ago) link

My DJ is warm, he's X. I call him Norm Ya know.

Still makes me laugh everytime.

Sven Hassel Schmuck, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 21:27 (ten years ago) link

maybe X should take off his sweater.

Granny Dainger, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 21:36 (ten years ago) link

And in the off season we vacate in the shade.

P'zone, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 21:56 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

and it gets warm, take off your hot sweater

― M@tt He1ges0n, Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:35 PM (2 months ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

if you're tired, then go take a nap

― Granny Dainger, Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:37 PM (2 months ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

haha these were exactly what i meant

choom gangsta (deej), Saturday, 27 December 2008 05:28 (ten years ago) link

i'll get me GOAT

― HOOS clique iphones fool get ya steen on (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Saturday, September 13, 2008 5:46 PM (3 months ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

lol

choom gangsta (deej), Saturday, 27 December 2008 05:29 (ten years ago) link

Buy a half price sweater new

ichard Thompson (Hurting 2), Saturday, 27 December 2008 06:28 (ten years ago) link

you cant help me if you cant help yourself
you better make a left

choom gangsta (deej), Saturday, 27 December 2008 11:53 (ten years ago) link

I'M GETTIN SLEEPY
I NEED SOME COFFEE

BIG HOOS is not a nacho purist fwiw (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Saturday, 27 December 2008 17:55 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

it don't matter if radio say its a hit
real niggas consider it miscellaneous shit

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 19 January 2009 07:30 (ten years ago) link

^ ^ ^ Requesting source pls. ^ ^ ^

brightscreamer, Monday, 19 January 2009 21:04 (ten years ago) link

Saigon on "Say It" from new Termanology mixtape If Heaven Was A Mile Away

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 19 January 2009 21:10 (ten years ago) link

I knew a guy like you
his name was Felipe

WavyNDaLazDayz (surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally), Monday, 19 January 2009 21:21 (ten years ago) link

And if you're dirty, then go take a bath.

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 19 January 2009 22:16 (ten years ago) link

first of all I'd like to thank god

Edward III, Monday, 19 January 2009 22:18 (ten years ago) link

a pound costs six in new york
but it's half in Miami

WavyNDaLazDayz (surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally), Monday, 19 January 2009 23:40 (ten years ago) link

I'm just vanishin' with the vanishin' cream - Masta Killa

I woke up this morning and had that line in my head. I never noticed it until just then. Weird.

brightscreamer, Saturday, 31 January 2009 15:27 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

Letters makes words
and sentences makes paragraphs

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 15 March 2009 21:02 (ten years ago) link

this be the drama
i'ma cause like a comma in sentence
paragraphs indented

fuck bein hard, BIG HOOS is complicated (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Sunday, 15 March 2009 21:21 (ten years ago) link

early in the mornin' jump out my bed
grab some afro sheen and I comb my head

鬼の手 (Edward III), Monday, 16 March 2009 03:32 (ten years ago) link

I've posted this before, on a similar thread, as it is my favorite example of this sort of thing:

You lied about the lies that you lied about
You even lied to your aunt when you went down south

2 ears + 1 ❤ (Pillbox), Monday, 16 March 2009 03:56 (ten years ago) link

All the way to Africa, a.k.a. the Motherland
Stick out the left, then I'll ask for the other hand
That's the right hand, Black Man
Only if you was noted as my man

kingkongvsgodzilla, Monday, 16 March 2009 13:47 (ten years ago) link

I was lyrics like those that, in the summer of 97 when I worked for Domino's Pizza, led me to believe that I could have a future in this rap game.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Monday, 16 March 2009 13:52 (ten years ago) link

I like the Whopper, fuck the Big Mac

Consider the Challopster (los blue jeans), Tuesday, 17 March 2009 01:43 (ten years ago) link

More like "I like the Whopper BEEEEEEEEEEEEP!!!!!!! the Big Mac"

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 01:47 (ten years ago) link

Stick out the left, then I'll ask for the other hand
That's the right hand, Black Man

the particular banality of this dawned on me very slowly until one day i heard it and was literally in tears wit hlaughter

fuck bein hard, BIG HOOS is complicated (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 17 March 2009 02:27 (ten years ago) link

Never see me slip, 'cause if I slip, then I'm slippin'.

mike a, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 02:30 (ten years ago) link

A nice big plate of/Fish, which is my favorite dish

mike a, Friday, 20 March 2009 02:53 (ten years ago) link

I know a man named Hank
He has more rhymes than a sirius bank

Mr. Snrub, Friday, 20 March 2009 02:55 (ten years ago) link

not to pat myself on the back but i like this thread

@diplo DUB STEP!! GET DA FUCK UP!!! (deej), Friday, 20 March 2009 20:30 (ten years ago) link

But now I'm humble and I can only think
About New Orleans and those jumbo shrimp

I'm sure I've posted this on ILX before but I can't find it now...

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 21 March 2009 00:55 (ten years ago) link

Me, I'm a pimp, I ain't payin' for no sex
I'd rather buy me a car or a new rolex

reverend bout to change my name to rev peso (The Reverend), Saturday, 21 March 2009 01:02 (ten years ago) link

Actually, wow, Kid Rock is great for this. On "American Bad-Ass" we get:

I jabbed and stabbed
And knocked critics backs
And I did not stutter when I said that.

as well as:

I like Johnny Cash and Grand Master Flash.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 21 March 2009 02:53 (ten years ago) link

"Condo paid for, no car payment."

Blackout Crew are the Beatles of donk (jim), Saturday, 21 March 2009 03:05 (ten years ago) link

ridin droptop in the winter with the heat on

BIG MILES fuckin w/ electricity in '68 (The Reverend), Saturday, 21 March 2009 10:23 (ten years ago) link

storch, can i borrow your yacht?

the name's ban. suggest ban (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 21 March 2009 11:35 (ten years ago) link

got the dro and the liquor
at the sto, get the swishas
tropicana and a twizzla

the name's ban. suggest ban (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 21 March 2009 11:37 (ten years ago) link

dro's got a lotta these

ridin down simpson me and t.i. watchin "lean on me"

the name's ban. suggest ban (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 21 March 2009 11:42 (ten years ago) link

basically an young dro rap about eating shark or tilapia is a memorable banality

the name's ban. suggest ban (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 21 March 2009 11:43 (ten years ago) link

I'm not sure how banal some of these are - I mean, Biggie saying he's got his condo and car paid for is more of a specific statement about wealth and success, right? It may not be all that thrilling but it's not exactly filling time with chatter that would be true of anybody...

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 21 March 2009 17:49 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, and the reason that Rakim talks about fish, is because in the song he's broke and fish is a luxury. I picture ilxors sitting around eating giant salmon steaks being all "ho hum this is so BORING."

poxyfuzak (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 21 March 2009 18:04 (ten years ago) link

ya without the "without money it's still a wish" of course it's gonna seem banal

s1ocki, Saturday, 21 March 2009 18:06 (ten years ago) link

quoting it alone is kinda unfair.

I AGREE GUYS.

s1ocki, Saturday, 21 March 2009 18:06 (ten years ago) link

Cigarette burns in my plush
Empty beer bottles in the brush
And my bitch actin' like a lush

goodbye pork pie scarf (The Reverend), Monday, 23 March 2009 22:08 (ten years ago) link

<3 dj quik

those arent banal tho -- or not in the spirit of the thread -- those are just easy to identify with (parties over, dudes have trashed the place & my girl is drunk)

@diplo DUB STEP!! GET DA FUCK UP!!! (deej), Tuesday, 24 March 2009 04:59 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, there's gotta be some finer point of distinction that separates memorable banalities from rapping in a memorable way about banal subjects. They're all good lines though.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 05:02 (ten years ago) link

Everybody rappin like it's a commercial
Acting like life is a big commercial

2 ears + 1 ❤ (Pillbox), Tuesday, 24 March 2009 05:04 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

In a test of three outta five
Whup anybody's ass at NBA Live

Styles Davis (The Reverend), Wednesday, 6 May 2009 06:56 (ten years ago) link

dude if you wnna get rappers started on video games

i mean asher roth has a whole song on the radio right now about how he's good at mario kart

the battle was won by swords being swung — masta killa, glaciers of ice

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Monday, 1 October 2018 23:42 (eleven months ago) link

D flow - “ tryna drink lighter beers”

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 00:06 (eleven months ago) link

Face is pretty, ass for days
I get chips, I ask for Lay's

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 15:35 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

Though big dog's in this biz
I never see no man chasin' Frisbees

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Monday, 26 November 2018 19:50 (nine months ago) link

God is good growin up in the hood
Done some things bad, done some things good

kurupt off pete rocks tru master

Celtoes Adidas (Spottie), Friday, 7 December 2018 20:23 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

"This year, Halloween fell on the weekend."

Bushwick Bill, My Mind Playing Tricks on Me

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 12 January 2019 16:36 (eight months ago) link

I believe it’s “fell on a weekend”...

That line is basic but evocative; and part of its “work” happens when Bill’s revelation at the end of the verse gives the lie to its specificity.

i stan corrected (morrisp), Saturday, 12 January 2019 17:00 (eight months ago) link

I believe it’s “fell on a weekend”...

Well now I feel just like a fiend

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 13 January 2019 01:21 (eight months ago) link

it wasn't even close to Halloween, but it fell on a weekend...whatever it was

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 13 January 2019 01:29 (eight months ago) link

xp LOL

i stan corrected (morrisp), Sunday, 13 January 2019 06:03 (eight months ago) link

I feel the wind 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

Cousin Slappy, Sunday, 13 January 2019 06:54 (eight months ago) link

I did half a xan
13 hours til I land

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Sunday, 13 January 2019 07:17 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

“I like it when there’s turbulence on my airplanes”

(“What’s Up Danger”)

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Sunday, 7 April 2019 03:37 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

Nice & Smooth "Funky For You" is rich with these:

Use my mind to control all my body parts
Got an early start, plus I'm very smart
Type of man that the girls want to read about
Indeed I proceed to rock the house without a doubt

Spreadin' peace and love throughout my travels
And take time to read and unravel
Day to day problems, and then solve them,
I can see clearly now as I revolve around suckers who perpetrate heroes (?)
But I'm no sandwich, more like a Manwich
Or maybe like a meal, which is much more real
Than Clark Kent or the Man of Steel

Spring again, and I'm feelin' fine
Pass me an ice-cold glass of wine
So I can get mellow, lay back, and let my girl play the cello
Hello, I hate Jell-O

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 17:23 (four months ago) link

hello i hate jell-o is hilarious

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 17:40 (four months ago) link

yeah, Nice and Smooth run the rap banalities game:

Greg Nice, my life's like a fairy tale
Orca was a great big whale
I knew a fat girl who broke the scale
You won't tell, I won't tell
Clientele I must excel
Took a little test, I passed then failed

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 17:45 (four months ago) link

yeah IRL LOL @ jello, sets a whole new bar for memorable banalities

One Eye Open, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 17:46 (four months ago) link

But they also have one of the greatest banalities of all time, which I think about frequently: “I left my philly at home ... do you have another? I want to get blunted my brother.” Think that track might have another one ...

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 20:17 (four months ago) link

"Orca was a great big whale" clearly the prototype line for "Summer Girls"

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 20:25 (four months ago) link

Diamond D: "Got to give a shout to the Large Professor/Thought I lost his number but I left it on my dresser"

dragged across concrète (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 20:30 (four months ago) link

How 'bout dinner, a Salisbury steak?"

I said, "Sorry Honey-Dip, but I already ate"

- Scoob Lover, Big Daddy Kane "Pimpin' Ain't Easy"

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 21:37 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

"heads pretend they're hard, yo their favorite movie's <i>Lucas</i>"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8V7SMa3Uj8

Stupor Fly, Thursday, 25 July 2019 22:19 (one month ago) link


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