Modern Poetry Edition #61 {Snap!2}


Yo, Check it out. MP #61 is in the books and we have a first.
It's our first ever unanimous decision. Ha! Those of you who
voted already know the winner, while those of you who didn't
will have to slog through some schlock and clever-only-to-me
tripe to get to the result. Congratulations, unanimous winner
of MPulitzer #61. We love you and are happy to have you.

Busta, we're happy to have you in the MP, but you were not
the winner, so that's right: You got Zero votes. No MPulitzer
for you, but the MP Man Booker prize is still a possibility.

Ghetto Superstar, are you the winner? No. Classy Jody
Whatley? Nope. But she garnered a lot of 'most attractive'
votes, beating out Mya by a bunch. Maybe Mya was
standing too close to ODB.

Yo, 'On The Radio' had to be the winner. Poem, Song,
Story, what more do the MPultizer voters want? Maybe,
maybe that is the winner. We will have to see. Does
anyone really think D. Summer is better than:

    "But now youíre like the rest
    Unworthy of my best
    Hasta la vista, baby"

Close, huh?

But this is like Shakespeare, ennit, this line from
Midnight Star?

    "You donít get a move on that body, Iíll be forced to
    give you a ticket."

and it was followed up by (among other gems):

    "Donít park your booty, donít park your can. Itís
    time to party, itís time to jam."

So Midnight Star is the winner then!?

Nooo. They're not. Hah, fooled ya. It was Donna
Summer all along, with the fabulous "On The Radio"

Congrats, Lady Summer!

Look out peoples, the MP will eclipse Roger Maris
with it's next edition, coming soon to an in-box near you.

Modern Poetry Edition #61 {Snap!2}
[1/26/07]
Woo-Hah!! I Got You All In Check by Busta Rhymes
Ghetto Superstar by Mya with Ol' Dirty Bastard and Pras Michel
Looking For A New Love by Jody Whatley
No Parking (On The Dance Floor) by Midnight Star
**On The Radio by Donna Summer

**Winner of MPulitzer

 

And now it is my "high privilege and distinct honor" to start
the first Modern Poetry edition in the '07 with the words:

Woo-Hah!! I Got You All In Check!

Busta-bus and FlipMode are large, in-charge and also
in the joint for the hot '07! We like it. And we got Mya
and ODB, the original J-Dub in the timeless Jody Whatley, and
some other fine Snap!-Rhythm-of-Memphis selections to get you
through the rest of Winter.

Enjoy. Vote! Why vote? See here (http://www.slate.com/id/2108029/)
for mathematical proof that your vote is not meaningless.

Hey if it's been proven that your vote is not meaningless then
your vote is *meaningful*. Exercise it. Don't criticize it.
Bottom line: you should vote because you can.

Of course I love all these poems, especially Busta but I think
D. Summer is the favorite of the betting public.

--Sean


Woo-Hah!! I Got You All In Check by Busta Rhymes
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Yah Yah Yah, Yah Yah
Yah Yah Yah, Yah Yah
Yah Yah Yah, Yah Yah
Yah Yah Yah, Yah Yah

When I step up in the place, ay yo I step correct
Woo-Hah, got you all in check
I got that head nod shit, make you break your neck
Woo-Hah, I got you all in check
And you know we come through, to wreck the disco tech
Woo-Hah, I got you all in check
Throw your hands up in the air, don't ever disrespect
Woo-Hah, I got you all in check

Busta Rhymez up in the place true indeed
yes I catch wreck and that's word on my seed
I guarantee to give you what you need
One blood everybody like Junior Reid
Wake up every morning yo I must up seed
Nationwide darkhorse make the world stampede
Yo really let me roll some weed
mad charged nigga now I must proceed
Yo we 'bout to make you set speed
Peace to Baby Phife, Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed
Watch me knock you out like Apollo Creed
Body blow bustin' your shit making you bleed
Just feed off dynamic flows an take heed
Need more information homeboy then just read
Ay-Ya!! you can read all about the pure breed
Do the bogle dance I'll do the pepperseed

When I step up in the place, ay yo I step correct
Woo-Hah, got you all in check
I got that head nod shit, make you break your neck
Woo-Hah, I got you all in check
And you know we come through, to wreck the disco tech
Woo-Hah, I got you all in check
Throw your hands up in the air, don't ever disrespect
Woo-Hah, I got you all in check

How dare you ever try to step on my suede shoes
Top Gun shut down your Firm like Tom Cruise
Please let me get down and blow a fuse
Actin' fool breakin' shit down to molecules
Yo let me hit you with my ill street blues
Busta Rhymez always headlines the street news
Woo-Hah!!! Yo baby girl don't be confused
Sail my seven seas and enjoy my boat cruise
I know you really want to know who's
comin' through leaving bloodstains and residues
Sorry homeboy but your flow sounds used
Gotta pay your dues baby you know the rules
Whenever I travel the world I landcruise
If you choose to fuck around you get bruised
Now I got you gassed on super unleaded fuels
Get me through give me some space you excuse

When I step up in the place, ay yo I step correct
Woo-Hah, got you all in check
I got that head nod shit, make you break your neck
Woo-Hah, I got you all in check
And you know we come through, to wreck the disco tech
Woo-Hah, I got you all in check
Throw your hands up in the air, don't ever disrespect
Woo-Hah, I got you all in check

[Rampage]
You now rockin wit the best
the boy scout is who I be.....
...Flip Mode is the sqiddaud
Hah
Yah Yah Yah Yah Yah -- Yah Yah Yah Yah Yah -- Yah Yah Yah Yah Yah
Yah Yah Yah Yah Yah -- Yah Yah Yah Yah Yah -- Yah Yah Yah Yah Yah
Yah Yah Yah Yah Yah -- Yah Yah Yah Yah Yah

Yo which muthaphucka stole my flow
eenie....meenie miney mo
Throw that type of nigga right out my window
Blast your ass hit you with my direct blow
Bo!! Coming through like G.I. Joe
Star Wars movie deal like Han Solo
Make you bounce around like this was calypso
Always shine cause I got the high pro glow
You think that you can hide you think you can lay low
Roll up on your ass like Hawaii 5-0
Mad out with my dreads in my kango
forget the Moet nigga just pass the Cisco
Yo!! Take a trip down to Mexico
Come back with that shit that might make you psycho
Maximum frequencies through your stereo
Sorry this is it but homeboy I got to go

When I step up in the place, ay yo I step correct
Woo-Hah, got you all in check
I got that head nod shit, make you break your neck
Woo-Hah, I got you all in check
And you know we come through, to wreck the disco tech
Woo-Hah, I got you all in check
Throw your hands up in the air, don't ever disrespect
Woo-Hah, I got you all in check

Hah Yo Yo Yay Yo Yay, Yo Yo Yay, Yay Yo Yay, Yay

Ghetto Superstar by Mya with Ol' Dirty Bastard and Pras Michel
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[Ol' Dirty Bastard]
Man, look at the sky
All the stars man, the stars is beautiful tonight
Look at 'em

[Mya]
Ghetto superstar, that is what you are
Coming' from afar, reaching' for the stars
Run away with me, to another place
We can rely on each other, uh huh
From one corner to another, uh huh

[Pras Michel]
Some got, hopes and dreams
We got, ways and mean
The supreme dream team always up with the scheme
From hub caps to selling' raps, name your theme
My rise to the top, floating' on this cream
Who than hell want to stop me, I hated those who doubt me
A million refugees with unlimited warranties
Black Ceaser, dating' top divas
Diplomatic legalese, no time for a visa
I just begun, I'm a shoot them one by one
Got five sides to me something' like a pentagon
Strike with the forces of King Solomon
Letting' bygone be bygone and so on and so on
I'm teach these cats, how to live in the ghetto
Keeping' it retro-specie from the get go
Lay low; let my mind shine like a halo
P-p-politic with ghetto senators on the d-low

[Mya]
Ghetto superstar, that is what you are
Coming' from afar, reaching' for the stars
Run away with me, to another place
We can rely on each other, uh huh
From one corner to another, uh huh

[Ol' Dirty Bastard]
My eyes is sore, been' the senator
Behind closed doors hitting' truths to the seafloor
The rich don't know, ignore, this tug of war
While the kids are poor open new and better drug stores
So I became hardcore, couldn't take it no more
I'm reveal everything' change the law
I find myself, walking' the streets
Trying' to find what's really going' on in these streets

[Pras Michel]
Now every dog got his day, needless to say
When the chief away, that's when them cats want to play
I told you, messing' around you fools like Cassius Clay
Stretch my heater make you do pass de bourses
Kick your balls like Peel, pick em doing' ballet
Peak like Dante, broader than Broadway
Get applaud like a matado , crowd yelling' ole
Who than hell want to see me, from B.K. to Cali?

[Mya]
Ghetto superstar, that is what you are
Coming' from afar, reaching' for the stars
Run away with me, to another place
We can rely on each other, uh huh
From one corner to another, uh huh

[Pras Michel]
Just when you thought it was safe in a common place
Showcase youíre finest is losing fast in the horse race
Two face, getting' defaced out, like Scar face
Throw your roll money let me put on my screw face

[Ol' Dirty Bastard]
And I'm paranoid at the things I say
Wondering' what's the penalty from day to day
I'm hanging' out, partying with girls that never die
See I was picking' on the small fries, my campaign telling lies
I was just spreading' my love didn't know my love
Was the one holding' the gun and the glove
But it's all good as long as it's understood
Let's all together now, in the hood

[Mya]
Ghetto superstar, that is what you are
Coming' from afar, reaching' for the stars
Run away with me, to another place
We can rely on each other, uh huh
From one corner to another, uh huh

[Pras Michel]
All stars

[Mya]
Ghetto superstar, that is what you are
Coming' from afar, reaching' for the stars
Run away with me, to another place
We can rely on each other, uh huh
From one corner to another, uh huh

Looking For A New Love by Jody Whatley
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Gave you love
You did me wrong
Didnít know what to do
But baby Iím strong
Gonna get over you
A new boy Iím gonna choose (Youíll see)

My love was true
Still you threw it all away
Now other guys will have me
Theyíll appreciate my love
Tell me how does it feel

You know that I needed you
You know that you meant the world to me
You know I had to have you
Now Iím gonna find somebody new

Iím looking for a new love, baby
A new love, yeah, yeah, yeah
Iím looking for a new love, baby
A new love, yeah, yeah, yeah

Was she hot?
Did she turn you on?
Curiosity rules my brain
Was she worth my heart?
Itís torn all apart
Are you going back again?

My love was true
Still you threw it all away
But now youíre like the rest
Unworthy of my best
Hasta la vista, baby

You know that I needed you
You know that you meant the world to me
You know I had to have you
Now Iím gonna find somebody new

Iím looking for a new love, baby
A new love, yeah, yeah, yeah
Iím looking for a new love, baby
A new love, yeah, yeah, yeah


No Parking (On The Dance Floor) by Midnight Star
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Excuse me, madam... Youíre standing still in a no parking zone
You donít get a move on that body, Iíll be forced to give you a ticket
So get with it

Thereís a party tonight, youíre in a red light zone
If you donít want a ticket you better move on
If you break the law you gotta pay your dues
Ainít much better if you play it by the rules

ĎCause itís so easy, itís so right
Itís so easy to rock it with your body, baby
Itís so easy, itís so right
Itís so easy if you drive it all night

No parking, baby... No parking on the dance floor
No parking, baby... No parking on the dance floor
Let me hear you blow your horn
{Beep-beep, beep-beep, beep-beep} Shake it, baby {Beep-beep, beep-beep, beep-beep}
{Beep-beep, beep-beep, beep-beep} Rock it, baby {Beep-beep, beep-beep, beep-beep}

Moviní violations are easy to fix
Just tell the deejay to fix it in the mix
Shake it up and shake it on down
Let me feel you moviní, you gotta get down

ĎCause itís so easy, itís so right
Itís so easy to rock it with your body, baby
Itís so easy, itís so right
Itís so easy if you drive it all night

No parking, baby... No parking on the dance floor (I wanna say it again)
No parking, baby... No parking on the dance floor {Ah...}
{Beep-beep, beep-beep, beep-beep} Shake it, baby {Beep-beep, beep-beep, beep-beep}
{Beep-beep, beep-beep, beep-beep} Rock it, baby {Beep-beep, beep-beep, beep-beep}
Rock it - Work it - Shake it - Donít drive it - Baby, baby, baby

Donít park your booty, donít park your can. Itís time to party, itís time to jam
Donít park your booty, donít park your can. Itís time to party, itís time to jam
Donít park your booty, donít park your can. Itís time to party, itís time to jam
Donít park your booty, donít park your can. Itís time to party, itís time to jam

No parking, baby... No parking on the dance floor (No, no)
No parking, baby... No parking on the dance floor (Ah...)
No parking, baby... No parking on the dance floor
No parking, baby... No parking on the dance floor
No parking, baby... No parking on the dance floor
No parking, baby... No parking on the dance floor
No parking, baby... No parking on the dance floor

No parking, baby

On The Radio by Donna Summer
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Someone found a letter you wrote me, on the radio
And they told the world just how you felt
It must have fallen out of a hole in your old brown overcoat
They never said your name, But I knew just who they meant.

Oh, I was so surprised and shocked, and I wondered too
If by chance you heard it for yourself
I never told a soul just how I've been feeling about you
But they said it really loud, They said it on the air, On the radio

Whoa oh oh, On the radio, whoa oh oh On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh now, now

Don't it kinda strike you sad when you hear our song
Things are not the same since we broke up last june
The only thing that I wanna hear is that you love me still
And that you think youll be comin home real soon, Whoa oh yeah yeah

And it made me feel proud when I heard you say
You couldnt find the words to say it yourself
And now in my heart I know I can say what I really feel
'cause they said it really loud, They said it on the air, On the radio

Whoa oh oh, On the radio whoa oh oh, On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio

If you think that love isn't found on the radio
Well tune right in you made find the love you lost
'cause now I'm sitting here with the man I sent away long ago
It sounded really loud, they said it really loud, On the radio

Whoa oh oh, On the radio whoa oh oh, On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh, On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio, radio, radio...