May 08

There’s always people covering Hip Hop songs through another genre all together but this one by Neneh Cherry covering the mighty MF DOOM’s song Accordion is just… well… amazing. If you are a jazz and blues man or woman like I am and you’re a Hip Hop head, check this video out and if you need context the original MF DOOM version is below the lyrics. Enjoy and support real music, please…

Livin’ off borrowed time… the clock tick faster
That’d be the hour they knock the slick blaster
Dick Dastardly and Muttley with slick laughter
A gun fight and they come to cut the mix-master
MF DOOMI.C.E cold…nice to be old
Y2G stee twice to threefold
He sold scrolls, lo and behold
Know who’s the illest ever like the greatest story told
Keep your glory, gold and glitter
For half, half of his niggaz’ll take him out the picture
The other half is rich and they don’t mean shit ta
Villain a mixture between both with a twist of liquor –
Chase it with more beer, taste it like truth or dare
When he have the mic it’s like the place get like… Ahhhhhh yeah!’
It’s like they know what’s ’bout to happen
Just keep ya eye out, like “aye, aye captain”
Is he still a fly guy clappin’ if nobody ain’t hear it
And can they testify from inner spirit

In living, the true gods
Givin’ y’all nothing but the lick like two broads
Got more lyrics than the church got “Ooh Lords”
And he hold the mic and your attention like two swords
Or even one with two blades on it
Hey you! Don’t touch the mic like it’s AIDS on it
It’s like the end to the means
Fuck type of message that sends to the fiends?
That’s why he bring his own needles
And get more cheese than Doritos, Cheetos or Fritos…
Slip like Freudian
Your first and last step to playin’ yourself like accordion

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When he had the mic you don’t go next
Leaving pussy cats like wild hoes need Kotex
Exercise index won’t need Boflex
And won’t take the one with no skinny legs like Joe Tex

Neneh Cherry’s album which features songs like this  one is due out folks… give her some love on Facebook: DOOM is a legend, but if you’ve never heard of him, this is your introduction…

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  • DOOM! Amazing voice. She needs a CD.