Tuesday, March 07, 2006

What Three 6 Mafia Should Have Been Singing:

















It’s Hard Out Here For a Poet

You know it's hard out here fo’ a poet
When he tryin’ to get the money for the rent
For the chapbooks & SASE's money’s always spent
Because a whole lot of critics talkin’ shit
Will have a whole lot of editors takin’ it

In my eyes I done seen some crazy thangs on the scene
Gotta couple roomies workin on the changes for me
But I gotta keep my pome tight, like a poet groupie on slam night
Like takin’ from a newbie don't know no better, I know that ain't right

Done seen poets plagiarize, done seen workshop poets criticize
Done seen poets live in the burbs with no wheels
It's fucked up where I live, but that's just how the po biz is
It might be new to you, but it's been like this for years
Always sendin' out letters to submit, when it come down to this poet shit
No use tryin’ to get rich offa it

I'm tryin’ to have thangs but it's hard fo' a poet
But I'm prayin’ and I'm hopin’ to God I don't slip, yeah

Chorus:

You know it's hard out here fo’ a poet
When he tryin to get the money for the rent
For the chapbooks & SASE's money’s always spent
Because a whole lot of critics talkin’ shit
Will have a whole lot of editors takin’ it

(you ain't knowin’) repeat

15 comments:

Collin said...

Foshizzle, homie. Word to ya mutha.

Bookfraud said...

now that's funny stuff. too bad jon stewart didn't have it beforehand. fashizzle ma nizzle. word.

Nick said...

I'm the shizzle fo'shiggedy!

Nick said...

Yeah! I know that I'm hopelessly whitebread! Fo' sure!

shann said...

you said it-

At my office (in the downtown area of Richmond, where people should know better) the two other white ladies (my age but not like me at all) both muted that song- they 'just don't get it with all that noise and stuff'-

They cannot understand why i think it was great it won (what was that 'in the deep' woman singing anyway, and i love dolly but it was just one more foot-stomping Dolly sing-along in my one-step-up-from east texas dirt farmer opinion.

lord, help me.

rae said...

hahahaa, Nick, that was hilarious.

But, I do disagree with Shann, here. I thought "In The Deep" should have won, I found it to be musically superior to Three Six Mafia. I was, at least, entertained.

- White girl Rachel

Nick said...

Shann,

I love C&W and a lot of Dolly's older stuff. This song kinda paled in retrospect. Ms. Parton is spending too much time in DollyWood if you ask me...but then again you ain't askin' and neither is Dolly.

Rachel,

I kinda liked Three 6 Mafia's presentation of the song and I'm all for "gansta rap" but when you reflect on what the song is really saying, it kinda loses any viability. I mean it's kinda hard to feel sorry for a "Pimp".

Mark said...

It's Hard Out Here for a High School Statistics Teacher

It's Hard Out Here for a Director of Human Resources

It's Hard Out Here for an Instructional Librarian

It's Hard Out Here for TV Meteorologist

Let the games begin...

Nick said...

Dare I add:

It's Hard Out Here For a Canadian - Eh!

nate said...

Nick, I just stopped over this. Hilarious, man!! The song is really catchy, though...

Good stuff, foshizzle, my nizzle!

Nick said...

One more:

It's Hard Out Here for Whitebread Homies


Somebody Stop Me!

Suzanne said...

omg, Nick! This was freakin' hilarious!

Nick said...

Thanks, Suzanne.

Peter said...

OMG this was hysterically funny. Thanks for this.

Nick said...

Prego, Peter.