We could all stand to take things a little less seriously.
This might be an anecdotal observation, but it feels like much of mainstream rap (save for a few runaway hits that exploded out of nowhere like “Tuesday”) has become increasingly dour over the last half decade. We don’t readily expect rap to be intentionally humorous or clever, so it’s a refreshing surprise when it is.
Rapper/producer Marvel Alexander’s “Dirty Thoughts” is light-hearted and goofily witty, beginning over a heavy Sango beat with the sorts of boasts you might expect before diving into lines that highlight the ridiculousness of the expected (“They say money can’t buy happiness, but that’s a lie because money can buy Popeye’s”).
Take two minutes and forty seven seconds to remember that rap can be silly fun.