Thursday, December 07, 2006

Eminem does it again.

posted by The Vidiot @ 8:20 AM Permalink

Remember Mosh? Well, now he's got one about phone tapping and surveillance called Public Enemy.
Lyrics: I sense someone's tapping into my phones why do...
I got this feeling in my bones I might die soon...
The F.B.I might be tryin to pull my file soon...
I might be walking blind fold into a typhoon...
I might be seeing rockets light up the night sky...
Right outside of the window of my living room...
And if they do you can say goodnight and bye bye to my tunes...
If I don't try to record as much before I do...
The plan is to have as many in the can as I can...
As I stand before you in this booth a walking deadman...
Blank stare, dead pan look as my face as I gaze into space...
As I wait to be scooped up in that van...
Mysteriously disappear into thin air...
And they gon' say a sniper just appeared out of no where...
And I'll go down in the history as the blood sucking leech...
Who hid behind the freedom of speech...
Tried to take the fifth amendment use it, twist it and bend it...
(???)
The business way to end this...
I can feel the tremors tremendous...
In remembrance of September 11...
Flash back to September 7th...
When Tupac was murdered in Vegas...
He said that he predicted his own death...
Let us never forget it or should we ever live to regret it...
Like the day John F Kennedy was assassinated in broad day...
By a crazed lunatic with a gun...
Who just happened to work on the same block in a library book depository...
Where the President would go for a little Friday stroll...
Shots fired from the grassy knoll...
But they don't know or do they?...
Who's they? Touché...
We're all vulnerable and it's spooky...
This is about as kooky as I've ever felt now...
Count down to Nuclear Meltdown...
7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...
You can run you can do what you want to...
But you know you ain't gonna do nuttin...
When its time its your time...
You are the prime target...
You have become Public Enemy Number 1...
This is what rap is for. Not for stupid Gap ads.

Which, by they way, I'd like to nominate the rapping Gap christmas ad as the worst. ad. ever. And most annoying too. For an art form that was created out of resistance, this sort of crass commercialism just pisses me off. The only other commercial out there that pisses me off in a similar way is the Select Dental ad. They hired this guy to play this blonde girl's husband and when it comes time for him to talk, well, you have to hear it. I mean, he's sibilant as hell, and when he says "ssssselect dental", I just want to scream. Could they not find an actor without a sibilance to deliver that one ssssssimple line??!

3 Comments:

At 1:29 PM, Blogger Milo Johnson said...

"Art form?"

 
At 1:36 PM, Blogger The Vidiot said...

Yes, art form.

Listen, I don't like it either. But if Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ"is art, so is rap/hip-hop.

 
At 5:20 PM, Blogger The Sailor said...

Milo,

If the label bothers you, just look at the lyrics and think 'poetry.'

After spending 20 years in the music industry the only forms I generally hate are rap and opera. But I make exceptions for both.

 

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