I just was listening to Dr Dre’s 1992 gangsta rap masterpiece, “The Chronic”. Now, I’ve listened to it a number of times and thought I knew it pretty well. Heh.
So along came track four, “The Day the Niggaz Took Over”. There’s a line in it that goes, “Got myself an Uzi, and my brother a 9.” Except that prior to this evening – for well over a decade – I thought the line went, “Got myself an Uzi, and my brother a nun.”
Really. Really, truly. I thought that’s how it went.
It doesn’t make sense. Why would the brother of a ruthless criminal gangsta villain have a nun and not a 9mm gun? If the Niggaz were going to take over, it would make sense to arm themselves, not nun themselves.
God, it’s going to take a lot of effort to not automatically associate nuns with gangstas any more.