Two things: I’m pretty sure Asher Roth has a song that uses the same beat. Check it out, though I prefer this version. Secondly, I have a hard time posting songs with lyrics like these. As some of you may have noticed, my mom reads the blog daily. As a former English professor, you can assume she reads a LOT of stuff. One book she really loved recently was Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop by Adam Bradley (http://www.amazon.com/Book-Rhymes-Poetics-Hip-Hop/dp/0465003478/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1286167311&sr=1-1-fkmr0). If you liked the stuff you learned in English classes, then you’ll like this book. Anyways, make sure you check out her comments on songs, they are an awesome and super unique perspective on hip hop. But as you will notice sometimes, she really doesn’t like the posturing of hip hop: the cockiness and the raunchiness. I am always compelled to agree because in hip hop, it is just too easy and overdone.
At the same time though, I think I’m a little more liberal on what I’m willing to hear in terms of awful lyrics if the beat is redeeming. It is also easier to hear if you know the rapper doesn’t usually talk about those things, like D-Sisive. Dirty lyrics are so ingrained in the hip hop culture that ultimately it is a right-of-passage. So, these songs I usually take as a kind of prerequisite for rappers in order to accepted.
Like I said, check out my mom’s comments if you get the chance. To be able to talk about hip hop definitely makes her the coolest mom in the world.