I ❤ Hip Hop

from by Darren Wood

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This is a social commentary on the ubiquitous social phenomenon known as "hip hop".

lyrics

If it's not hip hop, I don't want it,
I don't want it at all.
(I don't want it. I don't want it at all).
If there's no rap, if nobody gets capped,
well then someone dropped the ball.
(They dropped it, someone dropped the ball).
I want to hear it in the club or in my Escalade with dubs,
I'm gonna play it all over the place.
(Aww yeah).
If he's not black or Eminem,
I don't want to hear his face.

Gimme them beats, gimme big fat bass.
Give me autotuner, the better the sooner.
Gimme pimped out cars, give me gold and diamond grills.
Tell me about how rich you are, about the girls you got:
Nucka, put on some hip hop.

Dancing to my music I can be indecent with a girl on the dance floor.
(If I wanted to, if I wanted to, if I wanted to).
Really, this ain't dancing. This is sex standing up with clothes on - nothing more.
(So what's wrong with that, so what's wrong with that, so what's wrong with that).
Don't give me that music that is too complicated for my mind to really enjoy.
(What?)
Put on some T-Pain, T.I., Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, or one of them boys.
(Aww yeah, that's more like it.)

Gimme them beats, gimme big fat bass.
Give me autotuner, the better the sooner.
Gimme pimped out cars, give me gold and diamond grills.
Tell me about how rich you are, about the girls you got:
Nucka, put on some hip hop.

I don't know why everybody freaks out about a rap.
It doesn't have to be quality - it could even sound like crap.
You just spit out words that rhyme. You don't have to be that good.
You don't gotta be a player. You don't gotta be from the hood.
It's just another form of poetry. Look at me - it's easy!
I'm a poet and I didn't know it. I'm rapping like Weezy.
(Yo, what's this kid even saying?
I dunno, he's got a guitar.
What do you mean a guitar?
I dunno, I make my music on computers.
Oh, that's cool.)

If it's not hip hop, I don't want it,
I don't want it at all.
(I don't want it. I don't want it at all).
If there's no rap, if nobody gets capped,
well then someone dropped the ball.
(They dropped it, someone dropped the ball).
I want to hear it in the club or in my escalade with dubs,
I'm gonna play it all over the place.
(Aww yeah).
If he's not black or Eminem,
I don't want to hear his face.

Wait a minute... I have a better idea:

Forget about them beats, forget about big fat bass.
Forget about autotuner, the better the sooner.
Get some drums and guitars. Get a bass and some mics.
We're all gonna make bands together.
It's gonna be cool, we're gonna make music.
Let's all turn indie.
Let's all turn indie.
Let's all turn indie, for the betterment of mankind.

credits

from Curiouser and Curiouser, released February 21, 2012
Thanks to Garrett Gretsch for helping me write the backup vocal part.

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Darren Wood Provo, Utah

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- Josiah Astle

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