Saturday, February 9, 2008

commentary on previous wu-tang essay

I've been rethinking my claim in this post that Fabolous shouldn't perform songs about settling down with one woman. To quote myself, "By hip-hop standards, Fabolous is too young, too hot, and too thug to settle down. A proclivity to rhyme slowly does not preclude a love of fast women."

Last night I attended an open mic for teens where one kid wrote a song with the lyric:

There's one last card up my sleeve /
I'm gonna get down on one knee /
And ask you to marry me

This kid is, like, fourteen. So, now I think talk of marriage in hip-hop might sometimes be used as an exaggeration of someone's love.

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