Actin' like life is a big commercial
Thanks to evann for recognizing that the 2nd line was supposed to be: “Acting' like life is a big rehearsal.” Nate Patrin’s April 14, 2009 review of the CYH: Deluxe Edition for Pitchfork is pretty harsh, but makes some interesting points:
Well, if you look at it in terms of what they lost from their previous two albums, the biggest thing going against Check Your Head is its strange lack of the smart-assed, literate, quick-witted playfulness that had previously informed their lyrics. Never mind its most infamously-quotable lyric, from “Pass the Mic”— “Everybody’s rappin' like it’s a commercial/ Actin' like life is a big commercial,” which was supposed to rhyme “rehearsal” instead and got left in as a joke at Mike D’s expense.
Life… It’s not a commercial…
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