Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Throw Some D's



My song of the moment. To ask me why is to have me explain my Southern roots...

16 comments:

Brother Smartness said...

Horrible...

Brother Lightness said...

"Don't say you understand, until you hear the man"

khab said...

Jeff what happened?...it is kind of catchy but still...... first paul wall, now this.....

solgenique said...

Wait a minute! What word in the English language is so bad that “bitch” is an acceptable replacement for an edit? Every freak should have a picture of hhwhat “on dey wall?” And this passed the censors?

You're taking the piss, right?

You know that proposition you made a while back? I’m thinkin’ “no”...

Brother Smartness said...

CANNON!

Brother Lightness said...

Solgenique, for the record, the video I included in this thread is an uncensored version of the song.

That said, my offer still stands...

Brother Lightness said...

Seriously though, no one else can easily envision themselves raising a glass while repeating the refrain for this song in the club?

Brother Smartness said...

I'll raise my glass only to throw its contents on the DJ's turntables...

Brother Lightness said...

Haters.

Brother Darkness said...

Brother Lightness...what were you thinking? First off, dude looks like Canibus's twin brother. Secondly, the song is not catchy at all. I can't think of any other scenario in which I would say "Throw some D's on that b****h." I mean, seeing that I'm in China, nobody would understand me so I could say it randomly while walking down the street. But that's besides the point. I won't even put Rich Boy in the same category as Paul Wall (at least Paul Wall "got da inanet goin nutz"). I will definitely HATE hard on Rich Boy. I think Canibus disappeared, ate some BALCO burritos, decided to stop using GRE words in his raps and resurfaced as this guy.

Brother Tallness said...

have to ride with Lightness on this one. While Rich Boy does have the mean bitter beer face, his song expresses the essential, 3 step black man desire:

1) Buy a new Cadillac.

2) Buy some D's.

3) Throw the aforementioned D's on that aforementioned Cadillac.

While not exactly astrophysics, you would be suprised how many of our young black males are not familiar with the three steps. With the traditional patriarch household becoming more and more rare, young brothers across the country miss out on the opportunity to drive their father's cadillac. Where the borrowing of the cadillac keys was once a right of passage, the young black male of 21st century looks at an empty driveway and notices more than an absent vehicle. He realizes that part of his heritage is missing; part of himself. In this way, Rich Boy lives up to his nom de plume; as his song is played, whether on the radio, music video count down show, or out the window of a cadillac, he 'enriches' the lives of millions of black boys who will never have a father figure show them what to do with their first cadillac.
Truly a gentleman and a scholar

Brother Tallness said...

Interesting side note: Rich Boy was a mechanical engineering major at Tuskeegee.

Brother Spotless said...

Tallness, is this 3 Step Plan supposed to be a blueprint for something at all positive?

Look, enjoy music, movies, the NFL, UFC, porn, or whatever else brings a smile to your face and provides you with the energy to raise your glass in club. But if this song is supposed to represent something that my son (or any son) ought to listen to for inspiration, and if this ugly mofo is a creature with which young black men should look to for life enrichment, lost black boys will never be found, nor will they ever find themselves.

Entertaining? Maybe, if that's what you are into. Inspirational or enriching? You've got to be kidding me...

Brother Lightness said...

I think what Tallness was trying to get at is the fact that this song has redeeming qualities.

Kindly allow Tallness and I to "throw some d's on that b*tch" while the rest of you wallow in your wackness.

Brother Tallness said...

my original post was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek; i know we are all supposed to be building our 401 k's, investing in assets that will appreciate in value, treating our women like queens, and preparing for the fire next time. But, and I hope this is not me standing alone on this one, don't we all have the urge to buy really nice cars, pull model caliber girls at the club and stunt on the haters?

"who knows, but maybe, at the lower frequencies, I speak for you?"

I think spotless touches on a really important point though. At what level does rap music specifically, and mass culture driven pop culture more specifically more generally, become detrimental?
Probably a subject for another post....

Brother Spotless said...

Well thank you for clarifying, Tallness. And you are correct, we all want the finer things in life, whatever they may be. I'll leave the rest of this discussion for another post...