Dayyyum. Attacking this glorified concept of realness (even if it’s just in passing) with the “slaves off the shelf” stab is some potent ishhht.
Also, he starts his verse with:
For all you niggas talking down the fucking Pretty Bitch I’ma tell you like this - he gon fuck your fucking bitch Move like me, I don’t trip off shit Bitch I’m in the rap game and you suckas on my dick Rap niggas crying, asking …can they get a verse Bitch I’m Young Based God, nigga I aint got time Bitch I got too many things on my mind Shit’s…way fucking deeper than a rhyme…
So yeah, can we please start geeking out over Bitch Mob alreadyyy?
“I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can’t tell fast enough, the ears that aren’t big enough, the eyes that can’t take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.”—
Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)
There’s a scene in Breaking Bad’s first season in which Walter White’s hoodrat lab assistant Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) tells Walter he just can’t “break bad,” and — when you first hear this snippet of dialogue — you assume what Jesse means is that you can’t go from being a law-abiding chemistry teacher to an underground meth cooker. It seems like he’s telling White that he can’t start breaking the law after living a life in which laws were always obeyed, and that a criminal lifestyle is not something you can join like a club. His advice seems pragmatic, and it almost feels like an artless way to shoehorn the show’s title into the script. But this, it turns out, was not Jesse’s point at all. What he was arguing was that someone can’t “decide” to morph from a good person into a bad person, because there’s a firewall within our personalities that makes this impossible. He was arguing that Walter’s nature would stop him from being bad, and that Walter would fail if he tried to complete this conversion. But Jesse was wrong. He was wrong, because goodness and badness are simply complicated choices, no different than anything else.