A subtle callback to the ‘funk’ from the first line—Gift will blow your head like Fred Wesley
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The original Brown Bomber was boxer Joe Louis
But Gift drops bombs in rhyme
I like to think of these lines as the flipside of Dorothy Parker’s most famous poem:
Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live
These themes would be revisited in the 2006 film Homie Spumoni
Not the most embarrassing check Paul Mooney ever cashed, but it’s on the shortlist
A reference to the tv show Alf
Well, tv and the internet
This form of poem is called a villanelle.
It’s a strict form—two end rhymes, a pattern of repeating lines and five three-line stanzas with a four-line stanza at the end.
For sheesy is like for shizzle meaning “For sure” without sounding like a Valley Girl.
This song is from 1999, but Meth’s weed-fueled psychic powers enabled him to know that, years later, his man Ghostface would release a total banger called ‘Be Easy’
While Meth is incarcerated, she maintains his business interests