As hip-hop heads, we make it our duty to memorize or favorite lyrics. I can't remember what I had for dinner last night or where my keys are, but ask me to spit City Spud's verse from
and I will deliver like it's still 2001. Memorizing
the only City Spud verse in history is easy because you know, you can understand him, but every so often there is that rare breed of emcee who when they grab the mic, you have no f**cking clue what they are saying; they might as well be rapping in ancient Latin.
There have been many-a "what the fuck did he just say" emcee in hip-hop's history, from Onyx to ODB - but right now, nobody is hotter than Future. Though he may or may not be speaking his own auto-tuned language, the man can't stop churning out hit-after-hit. Honest truth, I don't think I have ever listened to a Future song start to finish so what better what to kick off our new "
" series than with the man who has already inspired this gem?
Well, I don't know why I included that; there is no topping that. Kinda a tough act to follow no? Oh well, let's give it a shot, but since "Honest" was already done, let's try our hand at a few more Future songs. I guess the difference is I will be legitimately trying to understand the lyrics so maybe it'll be more scientific...yes I said scientific.
: Well that didn't take long...this one is a doozie. I literally have no idea but here it goes. Think he is going haiku form here and saying "Gotta whodunnit Marijuana young n***a, heck"
That was my next guess...
"Roll the blunt up, run it, sell an autograph"
"How bout an ace of spades? But they simply out of syrup"
I got "ace of spade" and "syrup". Considering I won't ever be ordering an ace of spades bottle, I did pretty good.
Wow, a whole minute went by where I understood him! "Fuck this house again,girl wanna do an astronaut kid"
Well shit, the whole time I kept thinking there is no way he is really saying astronaut but turns out that was the only word I got right.
Damn, we were doing so well and then he has to blow it up all our progress in the last minute. "You got everything a woman want but I still wanna spork (or spar) I can't tell"
The problem here is that though my guesses are outlandish, I really wouldn't put it past Future to rap about a spork, so its hard to put it into a context.
"It's like we been catchingg hell and open some pores"
Considering Nathan's guess was has something to do with "humping in the basement" I'd say I did pretty well.
: Yeesh, this was a tough song. If I had to guess, "Tryna leave a n***a for nothing, just to see me at the oven"
parital credit right?
"I'm drinking and flashin a rollie, even still ya gooey"
Partial credit again bitch! I'm getting the hang of this.
Guess: "Fuck nunchucking"
Clearly Future has never incorporated nunchuks in the bedroom; amateur.
Holy shit a Future song I like! This goes! He ain't half bad when he just raps.
"You can't break me, I'm salad"
I knew with every fiber of my being it wasn't salad, but that is all I heard. This one was alot easier to understand him; why doesn't he rap like this all the time?
Well, that is about all the translating I can handle for one day. Only three songs, but when you start to understand (and even like) Future, it's time to step back. Gotta respect Future though; the man sells a gagillion records while still sounding like
Have at it in the comments below. I'm dying to see what y'all hear. This will be like playing telephone back in the day, except with way more drug dealing and fucking. (And yes, you could obviously just look up the lyrics, but not knowing is way more fun.) Enjoy...