Sunday, January 4, 2009

50% De Agave

Why do none of America's finest rappers deign to rhyme "Patrón" with anything? For example, in Missy Elliot's "Touch It" featuring Busta Rhymes, the lyric goes:


You can hit it like a game of ping-pong/if you give me two shots of Patrón


and in the next line, she tries to rhyme the word with "home," which is a clever oblique rhyme when you're Emily Dickinson, but sad if you're a yo-yo diet, "progressive" rap artist.


Or let's look at Bubba Sparxxx's wonderful "Ms. New Booty (feat. the Ying Yang Twins)" version:


"Sippin' on Patron (glumb glumb glumb)/Shorty in a thong (woah woah woah)"

Yung Joc has the cojones to actually get the rhyme right in his eponymous song "Patrón":


"This ballers zone/J’s on my feet/Im on dat Patron/so get like me


But unfortunately, "feet" and "me" still are only an oblique, kind of lame rhyme. Is it me, or does "MC" these days stand for "Major Contriver?"

2 comments:

maximillion pegasorus said...

Objection, You never hate on Missy Misdemeanor E, never. Not even on some remix of a remix of a wack busta song.

laughingjulia said...

I definitely would have to agree with Max.