Skits are the devil
How much do I hate the skits on Late Registration? I hate them plenty. How much do I love Kanye’s rapping on Diamond’s From Sierra Leone? Plenty, I love it plenty. That was the album where he really wanted his props as a rapper and it showed in the focus on track after track. One of my favourite verses on the album is from “We Major” where he shows Nas up with sly wit, hood stories, condensed story telling and his trademark humour.
Feeling better than some head on a sunday afternoon
Better than a chick that say yes to soon
Until you have a daughter, that’s what I call karma
And you pray to god she don’t grow breasts too soon.
Projects to’ up, gang signs is thrown up
Niggas hats broke off that’s how we grow up
Why else you think shorty’s write rhymes just to blow up?
Get they first car and then IRS show up
He ain’t never had shit but he had that nine
Nigga come through flickin’ and he had that shine
Put two and two together in a little bad weather
Gon’ be a whole family on that funeral line
Ask the reverend was the strip club cool if my tips help send a pretty girl through school
That’s all I want like wino’s want they good whiskey
I ain’t in the Klan, but I brought my hood with me.
Late Registration, bottomless coffees and intermittent pushups giving me life this early morning.