Rap Genius Lines of the Week From K'naan, Emilio Rojas, Nas, Pusha T
Rap Genius is supplying The BoomBox with the top lyrics of the week and serving a meaning behind the raps in the process. This week was a triumph for the long-running Cash Money Records empire, as three of its artists made MTV's "Hottest MCs in the Game" list and signee Tyga released his new album 'Careless World: Rise of the Last King.' However, not all was well in the YMCMB kingdom. They released some heinous rap lines into the world this week, and forced us into telling you about them -- check our bonus feature at the end.
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In more positive rap news, this week had plenty of good things to offer. K'naan takes us to the doctor, Nas teaches us a new word, Emilio Rojas catches Bieber fever, Pusha T returns to our list with a shout-out to New Jack Swing and Joell Ortiz reveals what's hiding underneath his baseball cap.
5. "Thought you knew me well, go back and delete it/ I'm in every joint this year, orthopedic," -- K'naan, 'Nothing to Lose' Lyrics
K'naan finally finds a new way to use the dreaded "hashtag rap" flow, making one of the oddest but best doctor puns we've heard in ages. More people should use "joint" not just to mean song, but in the medical sense as well. We -- and our chiropractor -- approve!
4. "You're in the presence of a majestic, esoteric/ Message from the most ghettoest king, worldwide respected/ I can say 'ghettoest' 'cause I come from where metal spit/ Praying to God I can slip and slip out the devil's grip," -- Nas, 'Kings and Queens' Lyrics
Hip-hop has a long history of adding words to the language.