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So this has basically zilch to do with the topic of this blog, but I’ve been sort of obsessed lately with Rick Ross. Not the famous drug dealer, but the Miami rapper who borrowed his name. Now, I know that Ross’ schtick is vaguely ludicrous: he raps mainly about being a big-time drug dealer and spending insane amounts of money. He’s actually a former prison guard; it’s not clear if he’s ever sold a kilo of coke.
But somehow I can’t stop listening to him. The songs of his that are currently on heavy rotation in my apartment (and in my head) are BMF (Blowin’ Money Fast) and MC Hammer off his latest album. They’re essentually two versions of the same song with different lyrics. The first is, well, about selling dope. And spending insane amounts of money. The second is about being … MC Hammer. And selling dope. And spending insane amounts of money. It contains the following couplet:
I got 30 cars, whole lot of dancers
I take them everywhere, I’m MC Hammer
But that’s not what I’m here to tell you about. What I do want to bring to your attention is an interview with him I ran across on AskMen.com. It’s, well, a little odd. Consider this exchange:
How’s life in Miami?
Rick Ross : Ah, it’s wonderful. I’m currently in New York City, it’s 20 degrees… it feels like it. My nose feels like it. But two days ago I was in my briefs, in the pool, palm trees, I saw like — not ducks flying over me, but something else. Some other… amphibian… yeah, they be flying over me. Not like a duck or a bird, but something else. Them long-necked things. Geese. Yeah, geese. They look fly when you fly by, you know what I mean?
Well, I suppose technically speaking, geese are amphibious: that is, they can function in water or on land. I’m pretty sure they’re birds, though.
Later in the interview he notes how much he loves “that smoke for my mind. I love that smoke for my mind, you know? It inspires me.”
Yeah, dude. We can tell.
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