Most commonly misheard rap lines

You know it’s the first of the month and my n*gga we Kiehl’s for real.."

(Krazie Bone on “First of the Month”)

This mishearing was exacerbated by the Bone Thugs Kiehl’s sponsorship (and also Krazie’s radiant skin..)


I bomb atomically, Socrates' philosophies
And hypotheses can’t define how I be droppin' these
Mockeries, lyrically perform Aristophanes

(Inspectah Deck on “Triumph”)

The comedies of Aristopheanes are eminently performative.. indeed, they could be described as Wu-Tangian in tone..


Mercy, mercy me that merciless Iago

(Kanye West “Dark Fantasy”)

Come to think of it, Kanye ought to make a song casting himself as Othello in the narrative..


No matter how many cats I break bread with I read Thucidides!

(DMX “X Gon Give it to Ya”)

Which would make sense, because Thucidides advises to “keep an eye on your enemies”..


I’m at your face like man-cum

(from Lil Wayne’s “We Be Steady Mobbin”)

Some hear “mancum” (aka “man sperm”), others hear “Lancôme”…the point is moot anyway because the main ingredient in Lancôme makeup products is mancum!


That’s what I do to them booty

(from YG Pushaz' “Toot It And Boot It”)

A lot of people think this song is called “do to them booty” — which makes sense, because the real title, “Toot It & Boot It” describes what the YG Pushaz want to do to them booty