Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture.
This Week's Panel: Delo, Chingo Bling, Brad Gilmore, Yung Truth, Mac, D-Risha, Kiotti, Chane, Mic Skills, TroubleSum, Killa Kyleon
Not Invited: Future
This Week's Prompt: 2 Chainz is clearly this century's greatest genius. What is his best line?
Brad Gilmore: "I'm in and out the pussy; DRIVE THRU!" Pure genius from the artist formally known as Tity Boy.
Kiotti: "Supercalifragilistic... I'm gonna need a spell check!"
D-Risha: I'm gonna say his verse on "Mercy" was solid but his "genius" hasn't reached my ears yet [laughs].
Delo: "Crazy thang about it, I'm too real for this shit. Labels keep calling, I need two mill for this shit."
Chane: "[Paint job cost ten stacks, rims cost me another ten.] Tell a friend to tell a friend to tell a friend to tell a friend."
Chingo Bling: "911, I'd like to report my ceiling missing" and "My penny loafers had nickels."
Mic Skills: "Catch up to my campaign, Coupe the color of mayonnaise. I'm drunk and high at the same time, drinking champagne on the airplane."
TroubleSum: "I'm drunk and high at the same time, drinking champagne on the airplane."
Killa Kyleon: What makes him a genius?
Show: The Similac line from "Spend It." ["I'm allergic to the hater type. I'll take your wife, give her back. Nine months after that, Similac!"]
Mac: I'm not a 2 Chainz fan.
Yung Truth: I don't have a favorite nor do I truly know a 2 Chainz line in its entirety. If I do, it is purely by accident.
Some other fun lines:
"Get head while I'm reading, call that shit Facebook."
"The world is my playground, your girl wanna play round. Knock that P off now your girl wanna lay round."
"You need a standing ovation if you stand in my location. Every nigga round here done been shot or on probation."
"I am smoking on exotic, my girl ain't got no stomach. Every time we have sex she always ask me for a hundred."
"Your girl's like a drive thru, I want a combo and she's so wet I need a towel, pronto."
"Damn near got carpel tunnel trying to count this paper."
"I be all up in the cut, like some Neosporin."
"Okay, this how I ride: Two bad hoes inside. One hoe say she ready, the other hoe say she tired. I'mma drop this other hoe off, me and the other hoe, we gon' ride."
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