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Crackspace
04-04-2007, 07:45 PM
any1 care to tell me wat this song is about?












Lyrics:
Look here see
Pretty Mike shanked Two Face Al over some gal
Found the body dead in the aisles
Death by strangulation--microphone cord, a dirty broad
Guess they'll never play it again Sam, damn, that was my jam
Now she's on the lam
She made it out wit' two hundred grand
What a scam!
While these two compete on who's the star of the show
Golden Legs there makes off wit' the dough
I read the paper there wit' Joe the Butcher
He says "one glance is all it took ya" she's a real looker
They say her old man's a bootlegger, transport in any weather
And at this rate we'll never get her
Fellas, think it's time I call it a night
All this talk of this mystery dame is gettin' me tight
Thought I saw her in my eyesight, right
Hate to spoil the party, what are you guys havin'? The same?
Waiter, another round for the gang
It's strange how I always felt out of place
Joe the Butcher's my ace, but in comes Freckle Face
So I said "see ya later"
Before I hurt him and his two ugly thumb breakers
He met them in Louisiana wrestlin' gators
An idiot can tell they're involved in the caper
So I pulled the revolver on my waist up
Between a patrol car and the gray truck
Behind the streetlamp was a silhouette
White gloves and a real long cigarette
Whaddaya know? All this time she's got me in the scope
She spoke, says "the devil got you guys by the throat
"Your conspiracy theories won't work wit'out evidence
That's the reason why Eric B. is not President"
[ Lyrics found on http://www.metrolyrics.com ]


Well whaddaya say?
Ya see... ya see... ya see...

Look here see, I Know You Got Soul, you tryna hide it
How'd you kill a man out in Cypress?
One-Eyed Charlie, he only hangs wit' the Criminal Minded
Says you guys did it Doggystyle, is he lyin'?
She says "Walk This Way I'll tell you a Children's Story"
We hit the bodega, got her a few forties
We jumped in my ride, we drove and she cried
Twisted off the cap there and opened her mouth wide
Swallowed It! Whole bottle's half empty
Drinks like a fish, now she's past tipsy
The truth came out as we got to her Suave House
Chopped and screwed her mouth and sat me on the couch
I said "it's gettin' late c'mon, give it to me straight
Who's your sponsor, lady?" She says "Bill Gates"
"What are you born, '77 or '78?"
She said "nah goes way to an earlier day"
Slave times, claims the slaves said rhymes
But she fell in love wit' some fella named Clive
Who? Clive Campbell from Sedgwick Ave, the Bronx
Now she shows me the cash
I said "who's Clive, don't play with me skirt"
She said "Clive Campbell, he's Kool Herc"

Ah-ha! Ah-ha!

Listen up sweetheart, now we're gettin' somewhere
As she's talkin', she starts vanishin' in thin air
But before she drops the money bag on the floor and died
She said "if you really love me I'll come back alive"

xHard to Earnx
04-04-2007, 09:40 PM
That is the worst fucking song.

ThaGoldenChild07
04-04-2007, 10:27 PM
That is the worst fucking song.

That cause u dont understand the REAL meaning behind it.THIS SONG IS FUKN GENIUS!!!!!!

Let me break it down. Aight the whole plot of the song is about how hip hop died.

Nas plays a detective with his partner Joe Da Butcher. Now it begins with Pretty Mike and 2face Al killin each other and the gal running off with the $. Pretty Mike and 2face Al are Biggie and 2pac and the gal running off with the $ is areference of how the commercialism of hip hop was maximizing. The murder of 2face Al is directly aimed at 2pac and Nas says "damn that was my jam because she will never be singing there again". Now Joe Da Butcher is the average hip hop listener. Now after joe mentions to nas that he realizes he's falling for her nas hits the bar a lil aggitated. Now this is when Nas mentions that "drinks are on him" that represents nas going commercial and he admits it, but tries to counteract that by saying "but I always felt outta place" which means he sold out but still puts out real hip hop. The symbolism in the bar scene is that joe the da butcher is nas partner but his southern connects (freckle face and company) are involved wit this crime joe is none the wiser a.k.a. the average listener (Some say freckle face is suppose 2 be Jay-Z lol). Nas gets a lil ticked off and heads outside and realizes the gal has been trailin him the whole time that's basically saying that even though he didn't know it, Hip-Hop HAS been followin him for a while next thing she steps out the shadow and he says "all this time she had me in her scope"

In her scope = interscope
nas starts the story saying "death by strangulation" but "death" = Def(Jam)
Basically he was saying that Def Jam started the "killing" (when it commercialized hip-hop) and now interscope runs it at this point he is saying the Whites took control of the art hence the reference to "Conspiracy Theories" behind this "whodunit" "that's why Eric B is not president" pretty much sums it up so Def Jam chokeholded the game and then other labels like universal picked it up. at this point nas has some evidence so he starts interrogating the broad "I know you have soul quit tryin to hide it" is obviously saying that hip-hop has soul but its obscured by the commercialism NaS uses the interrogation wisely by bringing up cypress hill and snoop dogg referencing the classics just flippin the phrases She (Hip-Hop) supposedly killed a man in cypress - Cypress Hill "How I could just kill a man". (Alternate Meaning/Possible Reference: The beginning of the The Bridge Wars and the Death of DJ Scott LaRock at South Bronx, Cypress Projects [at least i think theres a Cyprees Projects in SB])

Any way Nas continues by saying one eyed charlie (krs-one) who only hangs with the criminal minded (BDP) said they did it doggystyle (snoop dogg) but obviously referencing sex at this point she puts everything in perspective for nas IN ORDER because nas was out of chronological order by mentioning 92 then 91 then 88: so she begins by asking him to "walk this way" (run dmc) and she will tell him a childrens story (slick rick) this is starting out raw hip-hop in the 80s "got her a few 40s" is now referencing the west coast era domination as well hoppin in the "ride" at this point hip-hop started losing "it" because it was being bombarded by commercial gangsterism and losing its origins.

The getting "tipsy" part refers to hip-hop totally losing control and becoming almost completely pop (the bad boy era). It can also be a refference to J-Kwon and the beat he sampled which NaS is rappin' over (LOLOLOLOL).
"As we got to her suave house chopped and screwed her mouth" is now moving on to the south moving on in at the close of the shiny suit era and is cleverly flipped to nas getting sex by hip-hop he finally gave in after he does her, she spills the beans and tells him that Bill Gates sponsored her to destroy hip-hop through means of downloading and extreme piracy Remember, hip-hop's father was a bootlegger and now her sponsor is one of the largest helpers in the creation of bootlegging
at this point she just breaks down and admits she is IMMORTAL because no regular human could be alive in BOTH slave times AND the Present. she says she came from that era and had many lovers since but her one true love was kool herc (pioneer of hip-hop, some say sole creator) But then she obviously does him over and fell to the pressure of the root of all evil, money. At this point the gig is up and she begins to fade away magically but lets NaS know it's his inner spirit that really keeps hip-hop alive.
She really didn't need the money in the end

"If u really love me i'll come back alive"...............Like i said the whole song is fukn genius.

HIP HOP IS DEAD

xHard to Earnx
04-04-2007, 10:29 PM
Guess what? I don't fucking care. It sounds like shit.

And you're really, really weird.

ThaGoldenChild07
04-04-2007, 10:35 PM
Thats your shit homie. Im sure others will appreciate it.

ThaGoldenChild07
04-04-2007, 11:02 PM
I think Feckle Face is actually reffered 2 as Master P.

junius
04-04-2007, 11:05 PM
when xhardtoearnx gets outta the house-- & GETS LAID-- maybe he'll have something do besides whipping out his "playlist" cock & pretending to be mr antagonism. (read some Celine douchebag & come back with the real heat.)

2muchNas-- did you figure that out all yourself? other than not mentioning Nas' overlay of Humphrey Bogart references, that's top notch.

FYI: Cypress Hill Houses are projects in East New York, Brooklyn but Cypress Avenue is in the Bronx.

brown_dogg
04-04-2007, 11:22 PM
Shit man that analysis was crazy. Major props if you came up with that stuff on your own.

Honestly, good work man.

ThaGoldenChild07
04-04-2007, 11:42 PM
I had only figured out half of the song and had 2 do some research on the rest.

Unique songs like this make Nas so provoking and deep. Understanding this track made my perception on Nas shoot through the roof. Much love 2 those who acknowledge this gem.

crass
04-05-2007, 04:30 AM
maybe he'll have something do besides whipping out his "playlist" cock & pretending to be mr antagonism.

hahaha!! PLAYLIST COCK

how is he pretending? if he makes you people reply like that he isn't really pretending. HTE is the man.

Durag
04-05-2007, 05:41 AM
Fuck, how long did it take u to work all that out? ive heard da song but hadent even tought of it like that. Nas really is a genius

Edgar Erebus
04-05-2007, 06:23 AM
Lyrics are definitely dope, with so much hidden meaning that it can be compared to his best work (like I Gave You Power). I had to listen it dozen of times and think bout it fo hours too to get it completely.

Sean
04-05-2007, 06:47 AM
I never really listened to the lyrics properly because the song just annoys me, pretty clever though. I sort of knew what it was about just from the title.

oDoUoSoKo
04-05-2007, 08:47 AM
That is the worst fucking song.
your in luck, lil wanye is on the remix, he is gonna play the girl's killer...ELOELS....juan.

Edgar Erebus
04-05-2007, 04:27 PM
I never really listened to the lyrics properly because the song just annoys me, pretty clever though. I sort of knew what it was about just from the title.

Agree wit that too, I first couldn't stand it because of Nas' fuffling delivery but it grew on me.

DR. NICK RIVIERA
04-06-2007, 12:57 AM
That cause u dont understand the REAL meaning behind it.THIS SONG IS FUKN GENIUS!!!!!!

Let me break it down. Aight the whole plot of the song is about how hip hop died.

Nas plays a detective with his partner Joe Da Butcher. Now it begins with Pretty Mike and 2face Al killin each other and the gal running off with the $. Pretty Mike and 2face Al are Biggie and 2pac and the gal running off with the $ is areference of how the commercialism of hip hop was maximizing. The murder of 2face Al is directly aimed at 2pac and Nas says "damn that was my jam because she will never be singing there again". Now Joe Da Butcher is the average hip hop listener. Now after joe mentions to nas that he realizes he's falling for her nas hits the bar a lil aggitated. Now this is when Nas mentions that "drinks are on him" that represents nas going commercial and he admits it, but tries to counteract that by saying "but I always felt outta place" which means he sold out but still puts out real hip hop. The symbolism in the bar scene is that joe the da butcher is nas partner but his southern connects (freckle face and company) are involved wit this crime joe is none the wiser a.k.a. the average listener (Some say freckle face is suppose 2 be Jay-Z lol). Nas gets a lil ticked off and heads outside and realizes the gal has been trailin him the whole time that's basically saying that even though he didn't know it, Hip-Hop HAS been followin him for a while next thing she steps out the shadow and he says "all this time she had me in her scope"

In her scope = interscope
nas starts the story saying "death by strangulation" but "death" = Def(Jam)
Basically he was saying that Def Jam started the "killing" (when it commercialized hip-hop) and now interscope runs it at this point he is saying the Whites took control of the art hence the reference to "Conspiracy Theories" behind this "whodunit" "that's why Eric B is not president" pretty much sums it up so Def Jam chokeholded the game and then other labels like universal picked it up. at this point nas has some evidence so he starts interrogating the broad "I know you have soul quit tryin to hide it" is obviously saying that hip-hop has soul but its obscured by the commercialism NaS uses the interrogation wisely by bringing up cypress hill and snoop dogg referencing the classics just flippin the phrases She (Hip-Hop) supposedly killed a man in cypress - Cypress Hill "How I could just kill a man". (Alternate Meaning/Possible Reference: The beginning of the The Bridge Wars and the Death of DJ Scott LaRock at South Bronx, Cypress Projects [at least i think theres a Cyprees Projects in SB])

Any way Nas continues by saying one eyed charlie (krs-one) who only hangs with the criminal minded (BDP) said they did it doggystyle (snoop dogg) but obviously referencing sex at this point she puts everything in perspective for nas IN ORDER because nas was out of chronological order by mentioning 92 then 91 then 88: so she begins by asking him to "walk this way" (run dmc) and she will tell him a childrens story (slick rick) this is starting out raw hip-hop in the 80s "got her a few 40s" is now referencing the west coast era domination as well hoppin in the "ride" at this point hip-hop started losing "it" because it was being bombarded by commercial gangsterism and losing its origins.

The getting "tipsy" part refers to hip-hop totally losing control and becoming almost completely pop (the bad boy era). It can also be a refference to J-Kwon and the beat he sampled which NaS is rappin' over (LOLOLOLOL).
"As we got to her suave house chopped and screwed her mouth" is now moving on to the south moving on in at the close of the shiny suit era and is cleverly flipped to nas getting sex by hip-hop he finally gave in after he does her, she spills the beans and tells him that Bill Gates sponsored her to destroy hip-hop through means of downloading and extreme piracy Remember, hip-hop's father was a bootlegger and now her sponsor is one of the largest helpers in the creation of bootlegging
at this point she just breaks down and admits she is IMMORTAL because no regular human could be alive in BOTH slave times AND the Present. she says she came from that era and had many lovers since but her one true love was kool herc (pioneer of hip-hop, some say sole creator) But then she obviously does him over and fell to the pressure of the root of all evil, money. At this point the gig is up and she begins to fade away magically but lets NaS know it's his inner spirit that really keeps hip-hop alive.
She really didn't need the money in the end

"If u really love me i'll come back alive"...............Like i said the whole song is fukn genius.

HIP HOP IS DEAD

BRAVO, now i like the song even more

maestro wooz
04-06-2007, 01:15 AM
wow, really tight song and great breakdown.

pep
04-07-2007, 08:43 AM
Listening to that shit now cooking breakfast!! At an extremely high volume!! Nas is that dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ThaGoldenChild07
04-08-2007, 03:43 AM
your in luck, lil wanye is on the remix, he is gonna play the girl's killer...ELOELS....juan.

LOL. Funny shit Dusk i like that shit my dude.

When i first heard this song i thought dam this a hot beat. Then i heard the unusual voice and thought what the hell? After finding out the plot and other details i gave a closer listen and mostly EVERY word plays its part in the story.

A other cool factor is how the beat does somewhat resemble Eric B & Rakim "I Aint No Joke" and is funny how it does kinda sound like J Kwon "Tipsy"