Wednesday, 23 July 1997

Harder They Come



Artist: Jimmy Cliff
Album: Harder They Come
© 1978 Atlantic Recording Corp
Topic: It's Out of My Control

Sunday, 20 July 1997

Glamour Boys



Artist: Living Colour
Album: Vivid
© 1988 C B S Records
Topic: Fashion, Fads & Trends

Weight Watching



by Derek Woods & Shaun Ransley
© 1997 Hosanna Porirua
Topic: Fashion, Fads & Trends

Mash-Up: Attitude / Socially Acceptable



Title: Attitude
Artist: Stephen Wiley
Album: Rhythm And Poetry
© 1990 New Spring Music / Ariose Music / New Wings Music
Title: Socially Acceptable
Artist: dc Talk
Album: Free at Last
© 1992 Up in the Mix Music / Fun Attic Music
Additional lyrics by Nick Holmes
© 1997 Hosanna Porirua
Topic: Fashion, Fads & Trends



Lyrics

Homeboys are rappin’ on the street
They got the Reeboks on their feet
They got the cars, the gangster lean
Speakers boomin’, the bass is mean
They got their hats pulled to the side
Dark glasses on, jackets open wide
They’ve got the look to set the mood
They say they’ve got the attitude

Attitude, the attitude
They say they’ve got the attitude
Attitude, the attitude
They say they’ve got the attitude

Now ladies I’ve seen you in the beauty salon
Cutting hair off and gluing it on
Pressing your hair to the latest style
I’ll rap about you for a while
Pasting on your fingernails
Ready to attack the nearest male
You’ve got the look, rehearsed the moves
You think you’ve got the attitude

Attitude, the attitude
You think you’ve got the attitude
Attitude, the attitude
You think you’ve got the attitude

Attitudes changing everyday
What to wear, what to say
Used to be “cool” was the best
Now its “ice, “cold”, chillin’” or “fresh”
You can’t keep up, it moves so fast
You’re running through all your cash
Buyin’ the stuff it takes to prove
You’ve really got the attitude
You know its never gonna last
“Right now” is gonna be “the past”
The attitude you have today
Is only gonna fade away
But there are things that never change
Today, tomorrow, forever the same
I’m gonna rap about the dude
Who’s really got the attitude

Attitude, the attitude
Who’s really got the attitude
Attitude, the attitude
Who’s really got the attitude

Socially acceptable or morally blind
If I followed you around the town
Where would I find you?
Chasing after cars, clothes,
Cellphones or shoes
Chasin’ after things that be makin’ the crowd move boy
You think you’ve got the attitude
Ha! “Passion for Fashion” is the phrase I choose – Yo
You think I’m slow cos I don’t go with the flow
In ’99 I’m fine and I’m good to go anywhere
I don’t care, shrewd attitudes are few
But I ain’t the few cos I’m there
Yo fellas – let’s end this caper
Wanna know how its achieved
Wait here – we’ll tell ya later

Hugh Wrights



by Derek Woods
© 1997 Hosanna Porirua
Topic: Fashion, Fads & Trends