Comedy from the Slums of Shaolin

The last week or so I’ve been mostly listening to two bands, Sigur Rós and the Wu-Tang Clan. Now if that isn’t a messed up combination, I don’t know what is.

The Wu is slowly creeping up my list of favourite artists as time goes by. Sure, 80% of their songs are total trash, but the best thing about RZA, GZA, Ol Dirty Bastard, Method Man and co is their sense of humor. I’m not sure that they’re trying to be funny, but the Wu-Tang have some of the most laugh out loud lyrics ever to hit wax. Sexist, thuggish, self centered, stupid, crude and laced with delusions of grandeur, it all adds up to some godamn hilarious lines, intentional or not. RZA’s phat beats combined with the absurdity of the whole macho gangsta thing is guaranteed to put me in a good mood every time.

I be tossin, enforcin, my style is awesome
I’m causin more Family Feud’s than Richard Dawson
And the survey said — ya dead
Fatal Flying Guillotine chops off your fuckin head
-RZA

You might see me in a 6, that’s not my style
You might see me with a bitch, that’s not my child
-Cappadonna

Not an average Joe, with an average flow
Doing average things, with average hoes.
Yo I’m super, I’ll make a bitch squirm
For my, Su-per Sperm (check it)
-Method Man

Charming.

Fatal flying guillotines notwithstanding, I’ve always been a fan of using ebonics for comedy value, but this increased dosage of Wu has affected my every day vocabulary, bitch. I’ve been using “word” and “peace out” with increasing regularity and signing off on work emails with “Wu-Tang Forever”…

Update:
You can download the video to Sigur Rós’ new single Glósóli here [13mb wmv].

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2 Responses to Comedy from the Slums of Shaolin

  1. cybele m says:

    sigur ros and the wu work in a wierd fucked up yin/yang kinda way!

  2. Aaron says:

    Yeh, can you imagine if they ever collaberated?!?

    That would be awesome.

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