“I think this can all be solved if smokers simply switch to pipes. Who doesn’t appear smarter and more productive with a pipe?”—Onion’s American Voices in response to “A new study shows that smokers have a poorer-than-average work performance and call in sick more than non-smokers”
“Nigga, you ain’t gotta explain shit.
I’ve been robbin’ mothafuckas since the slave ships
with the same clip and the same four-five,
Two point-blank, a mothafucka’s sure to die.
That’s my word, nigga—even try to Bogart,
Have his mother singing ‘it’s so haaard…’”—
From the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Gimme the Loot.”
Recommended East Coast rap primers: Nas’ Illmatic, The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die, and the Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter the Wu-Tang.