Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Greatest movie scenes ever # 38



Lessons to be learned from the fate which befell the Mexican gangbangers in this Falling Down scene : woe betide any infidel who attempts to pull a drive-by without first consulting the No Limit soldier handbook on the rather novel way N.L maharajah Percy Miller recounted that he used to escape his drive-by debut on the last verse of Somethin' Funky For The Street :

"..it's bein' real 'cause the P don't hindsight
'89 did my first fuckin' drive-by
opened fire with the deuce-deuce on the crowd
they started yellin' as the bitches started fallin' down
all I heard was sirens from the po-leece
ran through the crowd, actin' like it wad'nt me
n*ggas in the back of the chev' gettin' chroniced out
just handled our business, and we slowly smashed out
now we on the freeway
danked out *just bust caps* and we got away
true g's in the dope game
but always comin' through with somethin' funky for the streets, mayn"


Master P - Somethin' Funky For The Street (1994)



Questions :

P begins the third verse by noting that he's on the highway in a black Chevy to commit a drive-by and concludes it by chronicling how he heads back to the same Chevy after escaping the scene of the crime to find the No Limit soldiers getting high, so does this infer that he steals another car between and then jumps out of it into the panicking mass of people he's just blasted at to make his get away, or does he really claim to have perpetrated a drive-by without the aid of a car?

Are P's casual mentions of listening to his own albums and the albums of other No Limit soldiers in his music a mere act of product placement or a more devious ploy to disguise that he was ripping off various other rappers by fabricating a universe where they don't exist and the only music he bumps is his own and that of his roster?

Is Somethin' Funky For The Street a top top E-A-Ski beat ever?

Is the Mexican Douglas shoots in the leg wearing Vans Eras in the clip or some sort of Winos and, if they are Eras, were Mexican gang bangers really wearing Vans in the early nineties?

5 comments:

done said...

excellent breakdown of p's verse, those kind of subtle nuances in percys raps would never have occoured to me. any of them old west coast no limit dudes worth checkin out? iv only heard p and his relatives stuff

in terms of honky gettin lost in the hood films, training day isnt fit to lick falling downs shoelaces. best douglas performance by a country mile in my opinion, nevermind that gordon gecko noise

done said...

oh and somethin funky.... is nice but nothins touchin this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8loYaeUpdfk

The Great Gats, B said...

The E-A-Ski album and EP thing on No Limit both have a few joints, but I only really know the releases by the Miller clan too.

sisilafami said...

this one is really good : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_N_tha_Game

done said...

cheers il check it out

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