Bring Your Girlfriend To Rap Day

from by rap legend Jesse Dangerously

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    The last 50 vinyl copies of "Humble & Brilliant" are being issued with a unique and super-limited jacket, designed by Hayden Myers of Mister Hayden Comics, and printed by Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles craft/DJ collective!

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about

Audra doesn’t count as a rap guest; she is part of the fabric of this whole record, plus tapdancer. But super witty! We busted through a lot of hard times and said we were gonna have so! much! fun! and the verdict is: UNH!

lyrics

[Jesse] I like the politics and style of the Black Panthers and all the chicks that smile like tap dancers – that's damn sure. I like hats and have standards for raps. I can't pander to the wack or handle cat dander.
Insincere half-apologies are crummy. You can’t cure Cancer, 'cause astrology's for dummies. All up in the tummy is food from fresh recipes and dude, forget checkers, it's Super NES Jeopardy forever like Solidarity. It's all hilarity and hijinks combined with charity and kindness.
I miss timeless rap from early nineties, but I like this rhyming with a fly girl beside me. Unh! We gonna get so much DONE! Never put me on the list with no plus one!
We come so fresh, and on time? Oh, yes! I rock a Fossil watch, and not a Rolex!
[Audra] It's the best if the test is in jest when I know less. I like Blistex, T. Rex, sex, and Solex. I once got hexed by an ex into train wrecks, with some poor kid’s glove in a fire and some paint flecks.
And I’ve never done drugs, so it’s way too weird when I come down easy like Jason Pierce. Think I can rap, probably just talking. Think I can tap, probably just walking.

[Jesse] We never seen you more than once in the club, like Bill Rawles.
I'm not Lars, but you’ll see me around town with a real doll! Oh, hey – speaking of Lars, he's a homie of mine, and I don't see why you won't rewind our song about Naomi Klein. Me and my friends blow the minds of youths in the pursuit of props.
“You ever shoot a cop?”
No, but I shoplifted at Futureshop.
“Super hot!”
Aww shucks, it wasn't nothing. I'm blushing, dumb shit seems cool all of a sudden.

[Both] HALIFAX (BILBY STREET)
TO OTTAWA (SANDY HILL)
TO EDMONTON (EIGHTIETH)
TO OTTAWA (ANDERSON)
WE ROAM.

[Jesse] I get dough in the quadrillions, and when I want the people to know, I call Audra Williams. You’re coming weak with the flows, I’m not feeling them…. nanananananananananananananana.
HOME [Audra] Tap dancers have real hot hips and bums; jazz standards have all got bits I hum!
HOME [Jesse] We can only dis wack crap that has holiness, [Audra] or superstitious claptrap.
“Nuts to that, Spazmodeas,” says Audra as a child actor, taken from episode 7 of the 5th season of The Littlest Hobo.
HOME [Both] East to west, true, it never felt that far; home is just where your two imbecile cats are.

[Audra] I spent my school years tryin’ to wear no bra, crying a pool of tears to The Lion and the Cobra. I'm a fan of Love and Rockets, the comic and the band; and a hand shoved in my pocket if some hotness is the plan!
If I say, “I love the President,” I mean Bartlet on TV, and when I ask “What would Buffy do?” I’m thinking Sainte-Marie.
You want to Do Something but don’t know how? Sure, I’ll help you gladly, because “if a thing’s worth doing, then it’s worth doing badly.” (Muriel Duckworth)
When I know what to say, I don’t have to explain, like your blood knows the way from your heart to your brain.
Jesse D and I are aces when our faces hurt from smiles, spending hours in the grocery store, rolling in the aisles. And apologies are all we need to help bail out the boat when we get that sinking feeling, because true affection floats.
[Jesse] For us both, [Audra] it's one big thing to be together. [Jesse] And I quote, [Audra] "Sun and spring and green forever."

credits

from Humble & Brilliant, released March 10, 2011
beat by Jesse Dangerously
scratches by Bad DJ Budget Cuts
vocals by Jesse Dangerously & Audra Williams
Tapdance by Audra Williams, wow!

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rap legend Jesse Dangerously Ottawa, Ontario

Genuine Independent Rap Legend (GIRL)

member of Backburner crew

partially culpable for the nerdcore problem

"Sapphire meets Sappho meets Saafir meets Jonathan Saffron Foer;"
"not the Black Frank White, just the white Frank Black;"
"Wiz Khalifa meets Pat Califia;"
"like Buck 65 but faster and fat."
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