(By the way, this song came out in 1995, so the lack of timeliness here on my part is not lost on me. I have no explanation of from where this came.)
Yo the world is falling
Death is calling
I don't know
We are literally two lines into his first verse on the song and Nutcracker has already dropped an "I don't know" to keep the flow moving. (The flow is NOT moving, btw. It never moves. Seriously, give it a listen - it is so choppy and awkward, it sounds like a 10-year-old trying to freestyle.)
MCs be brawling
The world will be falling. Death will be calling. I don't know ... uh ... MCs will be brawling or something. - Book of Revelations?
On the mic, when I get hyped
Whenever you want yo whatever you like
(raises hand) I would like you to stop, please. Immediately.
I can't emphasize this enough - these verses are just words that rhyme, and some of them don't rhyme. We're barely into this verse and we've abandon the apocalyptic intro to talk about nonsense. What is this song about? It is about nonsense.
Bite on my style, I like that
Yo here is your feedback, with one smack
So you DON'T like that?
Also, trust me, Nutcracker - nobody is biting your style*, unless you find yourself in a second grade Phonics class, in which case, smack away.
*there is no greater enemy to rap than when a bad rapper makes haphazard claims of other rappers biting his/her style. As if.
Yeah, you know what I'm saying?
No. That is why I am writing this.
No time to be playing cause these n***** be delaying
Then there WOULD be time for playing, no? (h/t math)
Word yo when I get busy
Here and over there to New York City
If I had the time, I would make a world map of Nutcracker getting busy (sex?) here, there, and in New York City. On the map, Nutcracker will be wearing a red and white-striped sweater and knit cap.
Nevertheless, I'll indulge you - what, Nutcracker, happens when you get busy here and over there to New York City?
One for one, one for all
Oh OK nothing happens. You're just going to misquote "The Three Muskateers." Got it.
I'm on the wall, my back is on the wall
You're on the wall AND your back is on the wall? That is cray. Here is a new rap song I just made up:
Yo, I'm the wall
Also I'm on the wall
I don't know
Yo it's a wonderful world, a world of wonder
And I guess the world isn't falling anymore? Whew!
I thunder and thunder
I won't go under
NUTCRACKER'S LIST OF WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WONDER; PLEASE CHECK OFF AFTER USE:
END OF LIST
Won't get in the trap, I'm passed all that
Nutcracker, 3 years old: (trapped)
Nutcracker, 12: (still trapped)
Nutcracker, 20: (out of trap, leaves area where trap is indefinitely)
You stupid mother*****
Whoa, Nutcracker, slow your roll, son, dang.
my rhyme is phat
It is not.
Phat as can be on the M-I-C
In the place to be, if you can see
Here Nutcracker tries to take the verse into Sugarhill Gang territory, a nice break from his usual complex, vocabulary-filled flow. If you can see?
You don't know then go ask your momma
Me: Mom, I don't know. Can you tell me?
Mom: About what?
Me: (shrugs shoulders) Nutcracker?
Mom: The ballet?
Me: No, the rapper.
Mom: Oh, honey - he is not a good lyricist.
Eatin' MCs live like Jeffery Dahmer
What you've really murdered here is a simile because "eatin'" is NOT SLANG for defeating an MC in battle. Therefore, I must take you literally, and you should be arrested on felony charges of eating other MCs. You are gross.
One for one, one for all
Let's follow up this claim of cannibalism with a psuedo motivational quote, shall we?
I'm on the wall, I'm on the wall
Only now, as I've reached the conclusion of this verse, do I realize that Nutcracker has been trolling me for the past 19 years. Touché, Nutcracker. Touché.