If we had to rank the three most disappointing things not to happen in our lives, it would be these. We have never:
We were in middle school when we first heard this song. We know this because our mother said, very matter-of-factly, that if we ever played this in her house again we wouldn't live to see seventh grade. There probably aren't too many things more disappointing than coming home to your preteen son running around the living room with his shirt off shouting about how he'll "stab your ass quicker than a Mexican" while he's supposed to be babysitting his two younger sisters.
You have to love that Bushwick was able to do this song without sounding completely moronic. And you've gotta love the balls of the A&R guy that pitched this idea to him. "Hey, Bill, what about a song called 'Chuckie,' named after that movie about that serial killer doll. You know, because you're a midget.""Crooked Officer":
How many songs have sampled the hook here? A friggin' lot, that's how many. Always an overlooked song in the GBs' catalog."Straight Gangsterism":
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We have great affection for any song that served as the inspiration for us and our friends adopting a phrase into our everyday lingo until it just became absolutely annoying. To wit: Us: Hey, you want some Cap'N Crunch for dinner, Miguel? Miguel: Yeah, I could go for that. I was just thinking I was hungry and that we should get straight gangsterism. Us: Errr, did you just use "straight gangsterism" as a verb, because I'm pretty sure it's an adjective or noun or something. Miguel: Dick."Ain't With Bein' Broke":
Ummm, why is Bushwick on the roof of the car like he's Teen Wolf? And why does he turn that 360 at the 2:12 mark? This video is confusing. Have a good weekend.