Monday, December 10, 2012

Too Short

Listening to Saturday's WeFunk, a guest DJ played Too Short's Money in the Ghetto, a song that was in Heavy Rotation when we were watching the Box on Independence Avenue Southeast in 1993. Some of the lyrics came in handy later, when I was teaching a young OG who those faces on the bills were. She can still recite the rhyme:
On the one dollar bill if you look on the front
You'll find the face of George Washington.
Make money baby, that's all I do,
That's why I know Thomas Jefferson is on the two.
Abraham Lincoln got shot and died,
Freed the slaves, so they put him on the five;
And Hamilton, my old time friend,
They put his face on the front of the ten.
Not as historically informative as you might like, but memorable nonetheless.


2 comments:

  1. The Box - I thought that was just a dream. Was it really possible to get It's All Good and Pumps and a Bump for one low price. Was Rumpshaker number 107? Was it really all country music when we visited Tom in Chicago?

    By the way - Viacom is now a client and we have some patent issues related to The Box which they picked up somewhere along the way. At a recent meeting I had to explain what it was to all the Viacom employees who were too young to have ever seen it.

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  2. Did you explain the concomitant pleasure of knowing that you were simultaneously sharing a beloved work with the fan base and making the haters suffer. Wreccx n Effecx was 107, but I cannot remember any others--not even Real Compton City Gs.

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