I call him the aggresive bee
He flies at me aggressively
He seems to like to mess with me
With fear I see the aggressive bee
The Aggressive Bee by MC Mr. Napkins

This is the musical transcription of MC Mr. Napkins' rap in music notation. To see it in full size, right click on the images and select “Save Image As…” Then save it and open it with an image viewer on your computer, then zoom in if you have to.

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Surious The Aggressive Bee by MC Mr. Napkins

Play on rapper’s tendency to alter how words are pronounced in order to make rhymes fit.

This vowel substitution, of “ur” for “er”, was brought to the public’s attention with Chingy’s “Right Thurr” (“Right There.”) Kanye West does the same thing on his song “All Falls Down” from his debut album “College Dropout”:

Sophmurr
Three yurrs
Ain’t picked a carurr…

(Sophomore,
three years,
ain’t picked a career…)

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Roxanne The Aggressive Bee by MC Mr. Napkins

name of a song, “Roxanne”, by Sting — play on “Sting” and the bee’s stinger

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There's a pair of wings on the fellow
And a ring of black and a ring of yellow
And he gets me wound tight like a string on a cello
Makes ya wanna freaking yell and bellow
The Aggressive Bee by MC Mr. Napkins

A repeat of an earlier line, but this time, the line is delivered in a much shorter amount of musical time. This is known in music theory as rhythmic diminution. MC Mr. Napkins has simply cut all of the rhythmic values that he used earlier on this line in half.

A very classical-music thing to do

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"Put on the red light! The Aggressive Bee by MC Mr. Napkins

A line from the Sting song “Roxanne”, which MC Mr. Napkins referenced earlier in the song.

Play on the name “Sting” and the bee’s stinger

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Attilla The Hun The Aggressive Bee by MC Mr. Napkins

A Middle Ages conqueror who raped and pillaged hundreds of thousands of square miles. Almost brought the empire of Rome to its knees before he was left it alone when the pope convinced him not to.

Died of a nosebleed…

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Ready How We Do by Game (Ft. 50 Cent)

The rest of 50’s lines on this song are an exact repeat of his rhythmic phrase on Eminem’s Never Enough song, which Dr. Dre also produced. There, Eminem opens with a verse twice as long as the normal 16 bars, the standard for a rap verse, with a verse that’s 32 bars long and has rhymes on the same vowel sounds for pretty much the whole verse.

I spot my target, blaze it, direct hit
Graze it, your peace talk, save it
You shit sounds dated, you’re overrated
I’m obligated to study your moves then crush you mutherfuckers

50, trying to match him there, breaks out a tough rhythmic phrase to execute, but does it well:

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Touch me, tease me, kiss me, please me
I give it to ya just how you like it girl
How We Do by Game (Ft. 50 Cent)

Notice how this line is an exact repeat of a line 50 spit earlier; a classic technique to use when 2 rappers from the same clique are spitting together. See pretty much any Run DMC song, or Mos Def/Black Thought on Double Trouble, for other good examples.

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Nas Don't Get Carried Away by Busta Rhymes (Ft. Nas)

This is the musical transcription for Nas' verse from the song “Don’t Get Carried Away.” In order to see it closer, right click on the images and “Save Images As…”, then open it on your computer with something like Preview for Macs or the equivalent for PCs, and zoom in if you have to.

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Toastin' the ways of the original Pablos Don't Get Carried Away by Busta Rhymes (Ft. Nas)

He refers to Pablo Escobar, the incredibly powerful head of a Mexican drug cartel in the 90s. When he was captured, he was killed by the policeman tasked to bring him in alive because if Pablo was kept alive he could flip and give away the names of all the dirty cops who allowed Pablo to thrive in the drug business. Guy was ridiculous, owned tigers and shit.

Nas has a long history with the name Escobar. It’s a nickname (sometimes shortened to Esco) he’s often used in the post illmatic period, and even has a song dedicated to it.

Escobar was extremly rich, so he could most likely throw some huge parties. He´s celebrating/toasting as the real Escobar!

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