It doesn’t take him long to get dressed for a dinner party, and his style is current
It could also refer to his rap skills — he’s “smashing” (rapping well) in a “timely” (in sync with the beat) way
Also, “simply smashing” could refer back to all the references to his British birth in the previous line.
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also could mean being able to bed a woman with little to no effort or time put in.
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A British expression that ties in with ‘limey’
Blimey is an exclamation that stems from the phrase “God blind me”.
In Britain ‘Blimey’ is a expression that means excitement, it’s like saying ‘bloody hell!’
Slick on the surface, or a sneaky personality trait
Slang for a British person — Doom was born in Britain
Dirty, also a slang term for dark hip-hop
Watch the car man! He’s concerned about damage to his convertible jalopy.
‘Papi’ could be ‘Pop’ as in watch his car’s roof pop up as it is converted.
He’s definitely referring Papi. Who are quite well known for their car modding prowess. He dropped is car off at inner-city Auto repair shop. ran by latinos.
Lets take a moment to again admire the rhyme scheme:
Somebody stop me
“After performing I leave in an old busted vehicle” — unlike most rappers he seems to be against superficiality and flashiness
I would say this is particular detail that adds a lot to the Madvillain narrator because a Jalopy is a 1930’s car. This also works well with the above “phantom of the opera” line as well as the old gun (shotgun) detail that he is constantly holding at his side. This song reads like an awesome comic book or an awesome old black and white movie. The whole album just comes together so well. And as stated above it all works as well as a metaphor.
A rough copy of this album was leaked before it was finished, an event which is referenced in more detail later in the song
Imagine this plus a pump action shotgun:
“Somebody stop me!” is a catchphrase in The Mask
DOOM can usually be seen wearing a mask
In the musical The Phantom of the Opera, a man wearing a mask lives in an opera house and dedicates his life to music and the opera
Doom always publicly wears a mask and is fairly reclusive (MF stands for Metal Face or Metal Fingers)
The Grand Ole Opry is a country music radio show/house
The ‘dumb hottie’ may be directed towards a character in the Phantom of the Opera, country music singers, or both
The country music Grand Ole opry fits in with the “Rhinestone Cowboy”
Let us again admire these rhymes and the off filter flow:
Foe for Ransom
Flows is Handsome
O’s in Tandem
Those are some fun words to say!