Thursday, December 16, 2004

M.C. O.D.B. ODs.

So the rap star M.C. O.D.B. OD’d on cocaine and Tramadol, a painkiller, last month. A couple years ago, rap star C-Murder was arrested for—brace yourself—murder. I don’t follow rap music, but it seems that rap stars’ names seem to take on qualities of self-fulfilling prophecies. Okay, okay, O.D.B. stands for Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and not OverDosed Body, but it’s a bit much of a coïncidence, you know? If I were a rap star, I’d call myself M.C. Doesn’t Get Killed At A Tender Young Age And Is Rich And Loved By All, or M.C. D.G.K.A.A.T.Y.A.A.I.R.A.L.B.A. for short.

On the other hand, it seems that Notorious B.I.G., who was indeed big, was shot to death, so I guess rap stars don’t always die from something related to their names. Of course, that shooting could well have had something to do with notoriety, so maybe there’s something to it, after all.

Nobody shot at Fab Five Freddie or Grandmaster Flash back in the early ‘80s. Just what is with rap stars these days, anyway? Ah, for the good old days, when things were simpler, and there was more breakdancing than bling-bling… O tempora, o mores!


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