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For example, the term “thought I was burnt up like Pepsi did
Michael” from a Kanye West song is explained: “Kanye is
comparing the fearful, worried reactions people had after
finding out he was in a car accident to the reactions people
had when finding out Michael Jackson‘s hair caught fire on
the set of a Pepsi commercial he was filming in the early
Another example: “I’m comin’ with a gun like a Nintendo” is
a Term from a Lil Wayne song. An explanation is that “Lil
Wayne is bringing a gun with him wherever he’s going, just
like the Nintendo Entertainment System came with a zapper
gun to play the video game Duck Hunt.”
Recently launched, Understand Rap has been featured on USA
Today’s Pop Candy blog, Thrillist.com, CollegeHumor.com,
Loyola University’s Phoenix Newspaper, a Pittsburgh
television Channel 4 video blog, DaveFM (a Toronto-area
radio station), and numerous blogs. The site is also being
heavily discussed on Twitter and has been receiving a lot of
positive buzz on Facebook.
The demographic for this site is extremely wide as it
provides definite educational (as well as possible comedic)
value to the large number of people around the world that do
not understand rap lyrics, even though rap music is one of
the fastest growing genres in the United States.
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