Ever since Nas proclaimed that hip hop was dead in 2006, fans have lamented over…
- Posted on Nov 22nd 2010 2:30PM by More or Les
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How can anyone deny the allure of that weekend jump-off meal? 11:30AM to 3:00PM on a Saturday is a great opportunity to reflect with friends on the events of the night before (read: fill in the blanks of your drunken blackout) and get tasty sustenance in your body (read: put some food in that belly to soak up all that alcohol).
And while some may view the combo of beats and rhymes as simplistic, rap has as many varieties and combinations as brunch.
The rules for both are few and far between: skilled hip-hop producers can turn almost any sound picked up by the human ear into a block-rockin' masterpiece; daring restaurants can have your typical eggs-and-bacon listed on their menu just below cheddar rice latkes and salmon salad.
Among numerous similarities (see my short list below) the largest thing in common for rap and brunch is an ability to break the rules -- to do what's tasty:
- get one thing large from some things small: various elements that, by themselves, would be bland and basic, come together to create a final product far greater than the sum of its parts
- one word: flava.
- they're both a matter of taste
- you'll rarely see underground rap or food in a dance club
- they're both preferred fresh
- a lot of people rap, and a lot of people cook, but only a few are actually good at either
- both chefs and rappers do a lot of drugs (stereotypically speaking of course)
- both rappers and chefs have beef
- vegetables and pop rappers -- if they stay hot long enough, they turn soft