Foods mentioned in Future’s “Tony Montana”, in order: Banana, cantaloupe, [po]tato, crab cakes, banana (again).
They say you spend more at the grocery store if you go there hungry — your primordial instinct to horde kicks in and you get home realizing you’ve been had by Food Bazaar on the canned salmon deal (there’s no such thing as a deal on canned salmon!). Is it possible that some rappers suffer from a similar bias when they write raps? Especially if they’ve been smoking comically large blunts?
Future never uses the word “banana” to mean “banana” in “Tony Montana”. In the first verse, he refers to a “banana boat”, in the second verse a “100 round banana [clip]”. Similarly, [po]tato and cantaloupe are both used as stand-ins for “head” — the body part.
But it’s still amusingly unself-conscious that he would use the word banana twice in one song, especially when he says it so funny. Some words you can repeat in a rap song ad infinitum and no one would notice (the n-word, the f-word, etc), but banana showing up twice in that song is certainly noticeable, especially when it’s never used literally. So, yes, I’m telling you that I think Future was really hungry when he wrote the lyrics to his biggest hit.
The first verse to Spice 1’s “East Bay Gangster” has also put this thought in my head. Spice 1 sounds desperately in need of a trip to Johnny Rocket’s on this one:
“I’m rollin thicker than a milkshake/
I like to eat crab but I prefer steak/
I ain’t no joke motherfucker so don’t play yourself/
I’ll flip you over, fry your ass like a patty melt”
All that fake Patois and forced stuttering can work up an appetite, it seems. Any other hungry rapps out there guys? (Fat Boys don’t count)
Inductees sang Wall Street-themed versions of “Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” (replacing “cowboys” with “traders”) and Abba’s “Dancing Queen” (which was retitled “Bailout King”). Mr. Lasry, along with two other inductees, dressed as a member of the Village People for a financial rendition of “Y.M.C.A.” Mr. Lasry declined to comment.
As is customary during Kappa events, some audience members threw objects at performers on stage, including petit fours and napkins dipped in wine.” —:-/
POOLE: And given my interest in making sure we have clear communication, I have a suggestion for a title for your first book. And it is in line with some books by your predecessors. So I suggest “The Joy of Central Banking.” [Laughter] And I suggest that your second book be “More Joy of Central Banking.” [Laughter]
CHAIRMAN GREENSPAN. “How to Be a Joyous Central Banker, Even Though We Don’t Have Hearts.” [Laughter] Can we end the speculation on the title? [Laughter]” —
This is what the Federal Open Markets Committee was up to at the height of the housing bubble. This meeting had 45 instances of [Laughter]. Greenspan is referred to as Yoda later on, to [Laughter].
Spotted everywhere, but especially here.