Forever Mackin? Rap Lines That Turned Out Completely WrongPosted by Nathan S. on 04/09/13 | Filed under Humor, Opinion
Ironically, I'm not sure if that explanation made any fucking sense. This is the type of thing you only notice if you just so happen to listen to rappity rap nearly every waking moment of your life. I think it'll be obvious what I mean once I start getting into examples.
Then: "Me give my heart to a woman? / Not for nothing, never happen, I be forever mackin."
Now: Yeah, about that....
It turns out you can make a lot more money as the handcuffed husband of a superstar than as an immortal pimp, so it's no surprise that Hova's "forever mackin" turned out to be more like "Forever mackin...or whenever I get at chance at this. Whichever comes first."
(By the way, I have this fantasy about interviewing Jay-Z and asking him how he feels about that line now. But if I ever got the chance to actually interview him, I'd almost definitely pussy out and ask him what his favorite food at the Barclays Center is or some bullshit.)
Then: "Word to Dr. Dre, 'Detox' is like a mix away."
Now: There's a very good chance that "Detox" actually was just a mix away when ScHoolboy said that in 2012. And then, like he's done approximately eleven billion times before, Dre scrapped the album and decided to focus on
Considering "Detox" is never dropping, this is one of those lines that's just going to get wrong-er with each passing year. Like a fine wine, except the exact opposite.
Then: "Lord knows how much you'll hear my name now that my album droppin."
Now: His label Jive got disbanded and folded into RCA, apparently no one at RCA gave a fizz-uck about Yung Joc, and the aforementioned album "Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood" is now on "Detox" status.
Other than that, things have gone exactly according to plan for Mr. Joc.
Then: "Thought I wouldn't make it, now I'm winning...Timothy Tebow / Fourth quarter, I'm back."
Now: Let that be a lesson to all your rappers and football fans out there. If someone's rattling off a seemingly miraculous streak of improbable victories, you might want to wait a minute before proclaiming their greatness.
Otherwise, a couple years could pass and that guy you were using as a "just like me, no one believed in him but he still made it!" analogy could have just spent a season essentially riding the bench and on the fast track to the CFL.
(In two years Tebow will probably make another miraculous comeback and I'll have to do a "Rap Lines I Thought Were Going to Turn Out Completely Wrong...But Then Turned Out to be Completely Right" posts. It'll be like looking at a mirror in a mirror.)
Then: "See Gucci, that's my mothafuckin nigga."
Now: Let's just say the times have changed...
Waka flacka flames officially dropped off brick squad 1017.Big Guwop say give me a offer fa this disloyal lil nigga— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) March 16, 2013
As always, I expect RefinedHype Nation to come up with at least a couple more dope examples. Hit me in the comments below and I'll update. Enjoy...
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