[JPL] RE: Oscar song

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Mon Apr 10 15:19:50 EDT 2006


As Jon Stewart said during the Oscars, "I think it just got a little 
bit easier out here for a pimp." (or something to that effect)

Yeah, that's the song that America's singing in its heart -- and funny 
thing, I totally identify with it.

 




----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Wilke <jwilke123 at comcast.net>
Date: Monday, April 10, 2006 3:04 pm
Subject: Re: [JPL] RE: Kenny Drew's statements
To: Jazz Programmers Mailing List <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>

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> I feel your pain, Sarah, but I'm trying to picture this couple 
> celebrating their wedding anniversary 50 years from now.  They 
> gaze in 
> each other's eyes and smile and remember as they listen to their 
> favorite song -  the Academy Award winning song from 2006, "It's 
> Hard 
> Out There for A Pimp"
> 
> Music (?) and Lyrics by Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman and Paul 
> Beauregard
> 
> 
> You know it's hard out here for a pimp (you ain't knowin)
> 
> When he tryin to get this money for the rent (you ain't knowin)
> 
> For the Cadillacs and gas money spent (you ain't knowin)
> 
> Will have a whole lot of *itches talkin *hit (you ain't knowin)
> 
> (Academy Award show version) Will have a whole lot of witches 
> jumpin 
> ship!
> 
> 
> In my eyes I done seen some crazy thangs in the streets
> 
> Gotta couple hos workin on the changes for me
> 
> But I gotta keep my game tight like Kobe on game night
> 
> Like takin from a ho don't know no better, I know that ain't right
> 
> Done seen people killed, done seen people deal
> 
> Done seen people live in poverty with no meals
> 
> It's *ucked up where I live, but that's just how it is
> 
> It might be new to you, but it's been like this for years
> 
> It's blood sweat and tears when it come down to this *hit
> 
> I'm tryin to get rich 'fore I leave up out this *itch
> 
> I'm tryin to have thangs but it's hard fo' a pimp
> 
> But I'm prayin and I'm hopin to God I don't slip, yeah
> 
> 
> [Chorus]
> 
> Man it seems like I'm duckin dodgin bullets everyday
> 
> *iggaz hatin on me cause I got, hos on the tray
> 
> But I gotta stay paid, gotta stay above water
> 
> Couldn't keep up with my hoes, that's when *hit got harder
> 
> North Memphis where I'm from, I'm 7th Street bound
> 
> Where *iggaz all the time end up lost and never found
> 
> Man these girls think we prove thangs, leave a big head
> 
> They come hopin every night, they don't end up bein dead
> 
> Wait I got a snow bunny, and a black girl too
> 
> You pay the right price and they'll both do you
> 
> That's the way the game goes, gotta keep it strictly pimpin
> 
> Gotta have my hustle tight, makin change off these women, yeah
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Monday, April 10, 2006, at 01:37  AM, Toulouse, Sarah wrote:
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> > I understand and for the most part agree with Kenny's point, but 
> what 
> > about artists like Q-Tip, Common, and all of the artists on the 
> recent 
> > Sergio Mendes CD?  There are always good artists out there that 
> don't 
> > seem to get all of the attention as the over-hyped, lowest 
> common 
> > denominator artists, regardless of genre.  Hello Britney Spears 
> = dawn 
> > of music apocalypse.  Hasn't this been true since the beginning 
> of 
> > popular music?  I suppose dig and support what you like and let 
> the 
> > masses unwilling to really seek out good stuff (or unexposed to 
> if all 
> > they listen to is commercial radio) go on being spoon-fed crap.  
> > (Sorry, just chiming in, not meaning to sound critical, but I'm 
> in a 
> > bad mood).
> >
> > Sarah
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