Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Hip hop, lights in the dark, and solstice


My neighbor Buddy W. said, during a conversation prior to us
drinking a cold one together,"Well you know artists is different
from the jump street."

I started to check out the use of this phrase, and found an example
in "Scenario" from The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest:


Aiyyo Bo knows this (what?) and Bo knows that (what?)
But Bo don't know jack, cause Bo can't rap
Well whaddya know, the Di-Dawg, is first up to bat
No batteries included, and no strings attached
No holds barred, no time for move fakin
Gots to get the loot so I can bring home the bacon
Brothers front, they say the Tribe can't flow
But we've been known to do the impossible like Broadway Joe so
Sleep if you want NyQuil will help you get your Z's troop
But here's the real scoop
I'm all that and then some, short dark and handsome
Bust a nut inside your eye, to show you where I come from
I'm vexed, fumin, I've had it up to here
My days of payin dues are over, acknowledge me as in there (YEAH)
Head for the border, go get a taco
I'll be wreckin from the jump street, meaning from the get-go
Sit back relax and let yourself go
Don't sweat what you heard, but act like you know

Am also finding it elsewhere... and here
when a comment was left that said:
the designer is off the hook! This indie

Co. has it from the jump street. Saturday, August 14, 2004 Anonymous said... ...



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