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Friday, January 6, 2012

FEATURING..."Hip Hopera" Bounty Killer Feat. The Fugees


In 1996, Jamaica Dancehall artist, Bounty Killer released his My Xperience album which featured harsh Hip-Hop influenced songs telling morose tales of poverty and violence.  He enlisted the help of The Fugees to help with this over-dramatic number.  On the chorus, Lauryn gets a chance to stretch her classical soprano muscles and sings the highest notes I've ever heard her sing in her whole career.  I really enjoy this tune.  Once again, Lauryn's verse is not only FIRE, because of her flow and her intelligent lyricism, but also because she give you a peek into the vast material in her brain.

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Here's an AUDIO ONLY version of the song without the censors.

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The Fugees performed a freestyle live to "Watch Out for Babylon" and Lauryn used her verse from this song in that clip.  This was included on J. Period's mixtape : The Best of Lauryn Hill.  It's such a HOT verse.  Once again proving why she is arguably the best female rapper of all time.

Added Lyrics to her verse:
Praswell pours the sorrell while we makes plans for tomorrow
Wyclef, yo grab the mic and keep your eye on the sparrow

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HIP HOPERA                                                                             
Wyclef Jean
Michael Jackson brought you Thriller
It made all the gun man holler
Refugees with Bounty Killer
Mack 11 guard your gorilla

Lauryn Hill
Why ya gwan, watch out for Babylon
Emcees babble on and on, I phenom
Bomb like Ethiopians, not Italians
Queen of Sheba, balance like a Libra
Rain like meteor storms
That change forms like the pillars of Islam
Make the best rule and fuck the rest who'll
It takes one drop of purity to clean the cesspool
The next crew will be comprised of kings and queens
Wearing crowns and holding scepters, facing Mecca, making records
Raiding bibliotheques (libraries), I sip nectars with the Gods in the street apparel
Keep the path straight and narrow while we bombin' on Pharaoh
So Bounty Killer pour the sorrel let's make plans for tomorrow

Bounty Killer
'Cause if it's down a Sodom and Gomorrah, Refugees we nah go, so

Wyclef
Michael Jackson brought you Thriller
It made all the gun man holler
Refugees with Bounty Killer
Mack 11 guard your gorilla

Bounty Killer
So talk well if you vex, try and jump in a mi chest
Yo Mr. Punk, well come and do your next best
Mi end you distress, mi lay you to rest
Askel 45, Fugees dem tech

Well, talk well if you vex, try and jump in a mi chest
Yo Mr. Punk, well come and do your next best
Mi end you distress, mi lay you to rest
Rappers from the east and rappers from the west, well

Wyclef Jean
Yo, five years old I heard shots out the window
I thought that it was Zorro, driving in from Mexico
I asked my father Pablo, "Who the hell is this Paco?"
He said, "It's Bounty Killer, he's driving in from Montego"

Bounty Killer
That's when shots start to echo from yeah so and from deh so
Well, that is the life of a nigger from the ghetto
Moving 40 kilo, from here to Puerto Rico
Smoke my manifico, but I never do perico

Wyclef Jean
Yo, this is a sound clash, you ain't fit for the job
You're vagina and you're making my cock hard
You wanna rap, here's presents, go rap it in a box
You versus me is like a mouse versus a ox
Wyclef, preacher's son, I sing a hymn the lights get dim
Reflection of the end is your face facing a coffin
Oops, to abstract so you kill me with gaps, figments of your imagination
You never dealt with incarceration

Bounty Killer
Thought I heard you want to be my rival
Askel 45 a it a idol, them start war end no seek survival
Refugees we gonna treat them detrimental
Punks, fools

Wyclef (Spoken)
Another sound boy dies, slow death
Refugee Camp, Bounty Killer

Wyclef
Michael Jackson brought you Thriller
It made all the gun man holler
Refugees with Bounty Killer
Mack 11 guard your gorilla

Pras
Through the temples of doom
Somehow we managed to bloom like blossoms
"By any means necessary", said Malcolm
Nights before battle we play dead like possums
Minimizing our losses like caution to the maximum
Strategies for the Refugees, how many mics do we rip
I say not to many yo,

Wyclef
Which man runs from my magnum

Bounty Killer
Haitian shot a man, they blame Jamaicans

Wyclef
Michael Jackson brought you Thriller
It made all the gun man holler
Refugees with Bounty Killer
Mack 11 guard your gorilla

Bounty Killer
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Well, talk well if you vex, try and jump in a mi chest
Yo Mr. Punk, well come and do your next best
Mi end you distress, mi lay you to rest
Askel 45, New York gun take,

We'll talk if you vex, Try and jump in a mi chest,
So Mr. Punk, Well come and do your next best
Mi end you distress, mi lay you to rest
Askel 45, California tech, well, well

Wyclef
Bounty Killer on the borderline
Refugee camp, Wyclef, L. Boogie
Prazwell and it don't stop

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