Friday, November 26, 2010

THE RHYMES WE REAP


Amongst the lot of us here at Slop Press, we talk alot about hip hop and are delighted to no end when we find that nexus between music and food. Inspired by Street Level's top ten list of food raps, we decided to go further and post up some of our favorites...even if the connection to calories is sometimes tenuous at best (we admit it: 9/10 of anything we do is about sex in someway too).

In no particular order, here's our list, which will be added to from time to time:

(1) LL Cool J's "Pink Cookies in a Plastic Bag"


As always, Cool James is lovin' the ladies and the ladies love him back.  In fact, in "Pink Cookies" one lady says "Sweet tease/cool with a little almond joy/on the side/just doin' the fly." To which, LL, ever the debonair, asks "You like poundcake?"

Connection to food, 2 out of 10.  Connection to nookie, 15 out of 10.

(2) KMD's "Peach Fuzz"


We all know about MF Doom's culinary love now, but his old crew KMD already had the food references going in 1990. "If I was a bird I'd be a pigeon/Succumb one to crumbs and pizza crust, when every fella can/eat fresh fish and live fat like pelican."

(3) Wu Tang Clan "Ice Cream"


We're kinda shocked this didn't make it onto Street Level's list.  Seems kinda obvious.  Again, connection to food: 2 out of 10.  Connection to the ladies: outta sight.

(4) Main Source "Live at the BBQ"


The crew refer your bad style to Aunt Jemima, and later, in light of their own prowess: "As far as brothers are/concerned a pressure cooker from start/To finish I diminish like a Cuisinart."  Best product placement ever.

(5) Tribe Called Quest "Ham and Eggs"


There's a lot to talk about here.  Problems with vegetarians, cholesterol count, dinner at grandma's...it's all here.  But chicken, at least by reference, seems like the clear winner, with Q-Tip's "Chicken for lunch, chicken for my dinner/Chicken, chicken, chicken/ I'm a finger lickin winner."

(6) People Under the Stairs "Eat Street"


Dudes are recommending more spots than Google Maps.

(7) Public Enemy "Cold Lampin' With Flavour"


In this day and age, it's anyone's guess as to what Flavor Flav gets on about, but back in the day, Flav was "the flav all of flavors/Onion an garlic french fried potatas/Make ya breath stink, breath fire/Makes any onion da best crier."  Truly the best hype-man in history.



MORE TO COME....
the clutterer Web Developer

1 comment:

  1. How could both these lists omit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTAhSJt_8x8 ?!

    Favorite song about food!

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