Thursday, October 21, 2010

Translation made easy

Ever wondered what Kanye meant by, "my psychic said she'd have an ass like Serena?" What is Guru talking about when he says, "I do it fluid, 'til the suckers get dizzy?" Do rap lyrics in general mystify you?

Author William Buckholtz shared your pain, until he conducted extensive research to "de-code" rap music. (Really, he just found a teenager with his baseball cap facing the wrong direction, and traded a venti latte and some vintage Biggie Smalls records for some discussion time.)

So when Grandma complains for the 900th time about you and your hippity-hop music, you can tell her that it's an "expression of everyday life for the average youth in the underdeveloped urban environment."

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