Hip-hop turns to the future rock when I smash a pumpkin
This is a play on the name of the rock group ‘The Smashing Pumpkins’. Wyclef is also implying that Hip Hop is taking over from rock as the main music of America and of urban youth in general.
Also playing with the word ‘punk’ and ‘rock’ the line brings an image of smashing a punk with a rock (and punk-rock perhaps).
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