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Dead Rappers
"Dead Rappers" by Sudden Death. From the 2002 album Fatal Accident Zone. Guest appearance by Hot Waffles and Tom Konkle.
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Tom Rockwell
June 10, 2004
MP3 3.4 MB
128 kbps bitrate
0:00 minutes
Story behind the song
It amazes me how many songs I hear on the radio by dead people. I knew I was going to have to write a song about it. So when Chris Waffle approached me about doing a song together I figured this would be a good topic for the collaboration.
I'm being haunted by the ghosts of dead rappers from both coasts Puttin' out albums long after they've decomposed So their lyrics are a little behind the times But how do they get the dead to write rhymes Song after song on the radio I hear Is by a guy who died in the yesteryear But it's the best I hear of all the crap on the air It's pretty sad when you compare it to those still breathing the air I've been looking for a deal since I wrote my first song Now I finally realized what I've been doing wrong It's not my cheesy beats or that my lyrics aren't strong It's just the simple fact that I've been living too long Dead rappers got records flying off the shelf So I might get a deal if I kill myself That would pretty much guarantee more airplay But I don't think I'd be able to enjoy the extra pay It blows me away what the dead are achieving Silly me thought it'd be tough to rap without breathing Don't ya know being dead seems to be the way to go Look there's another dead rapper on the radio Livin' or not I gotta give 'em their props They've been dead for years, but the rhymin' don't stop They'll be back, doesn't matter what the death report is Throwin' down and bein' hard, but now due to rigor mortis That rapper died late last fall, he's still rotting in the hall But now he's got gold records on the wall It's the dawn of the dead and the dead can rap Still gettin' paid while taking a dirt nap And in the store you hear the beats cranked high, you look the clerk In the eye and say hey didn't this guy die Their careers go on even though they're long gone There's a signing next week out on Forest Lawn Dead rappers got records on top of the charts And all I got is a degree in the liberal arts That means that before I could ever be adored I'd have to be full of formaldahyde and stiff as a board I just can't believe what the dead are achieving He's overstayed his welcome and he's just not leaving It's another bonus for the record label CEO Look there's another dead rapper on the radio "He be passed on! He has ceased to be! Homeboy has expired and gone to meet his maker! This is a late rapper! They be stiff! Bereft of life, O.G.s rest in peace. Out! Metabolical processes are of interest only to historians! My man has hopped the twig! Mofo has shuffled off this mortal coil! Running upside the curtain and joined the choir invisible! In short, this.... is an EX-RAPPER!" Scott LaRock has been dead for like fifteen years So he'll probably do a video with Britney Spears Every year we hear the news, there goes another one Lined up on Death Row, (Chris: Now that's a big pun) Big L, Biggie Smalls, all the big rappers get death's Glance, so Buffy didn't stand a chance And their record labels won't leave well enough alone 'Cause you can't collect royalties on a tombstone I got some advice for the folks who hate Eminem Don't kill him, 'cause then you'll never get rid of him They'll put out best, worst, and unreleased rhymes Guest vocals and home videos until the end of time Dead rappers got records flying off the shelf So here's a toast to Jay-Z's health And to Puff Daddy, uh, P-Diddy, or whatever Live long and prosper, hell, live forever 'Cause once they're gone we won't ever be free No R.I.P. for R.A.P. Don't ya know being dead seems to be the way to go Look there's another dead rapper on the radio Yo, dawg, that rapper's only mostly dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. Well, with all dead there's usually only one thing you can do. What's what, yo? Go through his clothes and look for the bling bling!
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