The Year In Hip-Hop Production - In Limericks!By Slava Pastukhov
As you probably know, Limericks were invented in 1898. Ratchet, trap and drill however, leaked their way into the popular culture's lexicon in the past few years. And since we've long been on a mission to retrofit all antiquated forms of poetry here at VICE/Noisey, we've decided to blend the old with the ratchet! Behind every great song is a great producer, and behind the best producers of 2012 is an even better limerick:
You may think that producers work hard just to boast
but popularizing 'ratchet' means that you can coast.
Now the in-demand DJ Mustard
can keep from being too flustered
as his life is "Rack City": 'pre' and 'post'.
When your life-time career is terrific
and you make beats for no one in specific,
you can produce for your wish-list
just like The Alchemist
and in the process maybe make them prolific.
The ability to use samples with grace
is a talent not all beat-makers embrace,
but no matter the squad
La Musica de Harry Fraud
has the skills rappers need to save face.
When the streets give you lemons, make drill.
Then angrily threaten those lemon's good will.
Now you're just like Young Chop
with whom Lex Luger swag-swapped!
Now force all your hoes to pop pills.
This year is when Mike Will "made it"
and his stock beyond the A got inflated.
After dropping those 'bandz'
Mike and pop-stars shook hands,
and he even made Gucci less hated.
Slava Pastukhov specializes in short-form non-poetry on Twitter - @SlavaP
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