Since the mid-'90s, when gangsta rap almost popped a cap in its own ass, hip-hop has become increasingly ridiculous.
We mean this in the best way possible. A big part of rap music's new wave of silly has to do with fanciful linguistic feats, resplendent with technique and cleverness. Starting with Lil Wayne in the early 2000s and right up through today's swag icons, like Odd Future and A$AP Rocky, rhyming has become increasingly linear and, more important, increasingly comedic.
This couldn't be more true than for the MCs at the other end of the humor spectrum. We're talking about Neanderthal kingpins, geniuses who have made fine art out of creative stupidity. On the blogs, Lil B is the still-reigning champion of non-sequitur hip-hop. And on the radio, courageousness is best encapsulated by the boisterous Waka Flocka Flame, who resembles Gucci Mane, if he rapped even less and shouted everything. We interpreted, here, some of that rapper's most wacky rhymes from his latest release, Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family.
10. "I'm too drunk, I'm too high to hear that fuck shit/Came to the club, yeah, I'm on that fuck shit!"
If you're too drunk or high to figure out this lyric, start approaching it like an algebraic expression in which you're trying to deduce the numerical value of "fuck shit." In this case, we're pretty sure it's either "420" or "69." Or both.
9. "Spare tier in the trunk, ride with an extra shot/Spend your rent money at that Benihana restaurant"
Waka Flocka Flame at Benihana? Perhaps he's cold chillin' with Steve Aoki, renowned DJ and heir to the teppanyaki-style Japanese cooking empire. Sounds like an excellent pilot for a buddy movie or a heartfelt documentary about race in America.