Bugatti, translated.

As previously but in a different genre of music this time, let’s do a 2013 tune that still gets more airplay than pretty well anything Futurei or Rick Ross, but most definitely Ace Hood, have done in the last 45 monthsii :

[Intro: Future]
We the motherfucking best niggaiii
Ace Hoodiv
It’s Over, Futurev

[Bridge: Future]
I come looking for you with Haitiansvi
I stay smoking on good Jamaicanvii
I fuck bitches from different racesviii
you get money they started hatingix
TURN UPx  ))

[Hook: Future]
I woke up in a new Bugattixi
I woke up in a new Bugatti
I woke up in a new Bugatti
I woke up in a new Bugatti
I woke up in a new Bugatti

[Verse 1: Ace Hood]
OK, niggas be hating I’m rich as a bitchxii
One hundred K I spent that on my wristxiii
Two hundred dollars spent that on your bitchxiv
you and your model put that on my listxv
Oh there he go in that Foreign againxvi
Killing the scene bring the coroner inxvii
murder she wrote, swallow a chokexviii
Hit her and go, I won’t call her againxix
Woke up early morning, crib as big as a collegexx
smoke me a pound of the loudestxxi
Whipping some shit with no mileagexxii
Diamonds cost me a fortunexxiii
Them horses all in them Porschesxxiv
You pussies can’t hardly afford itxxv
Forty two hundred my mortgagexxvi
Balling on niggas like Kobexxvii
Fuck all you haters you bore mexxviii
only the real get a piece of the platexxix
repping my city I’m running my statexxx
give me a pistol then run with the K’sxxxi
Niggas want beef then I visit your placexxxii
Bang!

[Bridge]
I come looking for you with Haitians
I stay smoking on good Jamaican
I fuck bitches from different races
you get money they started hating
TURN UP

[Hook]
I woke up in a new Bugatti
I woke up in a new Bugatti
I woke up in a new Bugatti
I woke up in a new Bugatti
I woke up in a new Bugatti

[Verse 2: Ace Hood]
Yeah, and I’m at it againxxxiii
there go the flow bringing tragedy inxxxiv
copped me a chain your salary spentxxxv
niggas is sweet bring them cavities inxxxvi
counting money, hourly trendxxxvii
rolling them skinny like Olsen twinsxxxviii
niggas is squares, cabin and pensxxxix
neck full of Gold Olympian shitxl
Niggas is blowing their checks on the gearxli
Fall on some pussy then hop on the leerxlii
Shot with them choppers back of the rearxliii
Sak Pase them killers is herexliv
Woke up early morning, mind is telling me moneyxlv
Paper, mula, pockets is fat as a tumorxlvi
Millionaire nigga no rumorxlvii
Living my life off of tunaxlviii
wanted with me I deliver the beefxlix
real niggas only enjoying the feastl
Pull up a seat, bon appetiteli
No Louboutins put that red on your sleeveslii
Bang

[Bridge]
I come looking for you with Haitians
I stay smoking on good Jamaican
I fuck bitches from different races
You get money they started hating
TURN UP

[Hook]
I woke up in a new Bugatti
I woke up in a new Bugatti
I woke up in a new Bugatti
I woke up in a new Bugatti
I woke up in a new Bugatti

[Verse 3: Rick Ross]
Photographs of dope boysliii
Is all they taking, finger prints on the Rolls Royceliv
Is why they hatin’ push a button on these broke boyslv
That’s detonation, walk a road to riches bare feetlvi
I watch mama struggle now she livin’ care freelvii
That’s why I hustle for that half a key that’s 12 G’slviii
I’m tryin’ to bubble every summer a new LPlix
You gotta love me I got shooters out the D-Leaguelx
Signin’ bonus hit that man that’s from thirty feetlxi
Left in a puddle, finger prints is on a hundred milllxii
And what it is? Ricky Rozay and Ace Hoodlxiii
We hella Trilllxiv
Yeahlxv

[Bridge]
I come looking for you with Haitians
I stay smoking on good Jamaican
I fuck bitches from different races
you get money they started hating
TURN UP

[Hook]
I woke up in a new Bugatti
I woke up in a new Bugatti
I woke up in a new Bugatti
I woke up in a new Bugatti
I woke up in a new Bugatti

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  1. Future busted out the song at his recent stop at Rogers Place with Drake and I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t one of the iller parts of the show. []
  2. Written by Michael Len Williams, Justin Garner, Antoine Mccolister, William Roberts, Nayvadius Demun Wilburn – Copyright Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group. []
  3. “Nigga” is singular, of that there can be little doubt or question, but what Future is attempting to do here is a Power Rangers-esque (the real ones, not USGavin and Hearnbot) coalensence into a Megazord-like meta-machine. Niggazord, if you will. []
  4. Rap works like actual art but in reverse. Consequently, the closing credits are at the beginning and the title is at the end, but this isn’t post-post-structuralist so much as preschool levels of illiteracy. []
  5. His name is just “Future” not “It’s Over, Future,” but let’s not get lost in an Abbott and Costello sketch about who’s where and what’s on that other thing. []
  6. Why Haitians, you’re surely wondering ? Because those motherfuckers will not only kill you for looking at their sisters sideways, they’ll speak broken pidgin French while doing it. Komme Sa!

    US darkies, on the other hand, are useful for writing lyrics and producing tracks (and jumping high but that’s another story), while the opportunistic and NGO-fucked* Haitians will do shit a USian can’t even dream of, regardless of race! Because we all dream, my brother, no matter our colour or creed. Wasn’t MLK pretty clear about putting that myth to rest ?

    ___ ____

    *See Poverty Inc. or even just listen to Russ’ interview with the director. []

  7. Jamaica has world-renowned ganja mon. Not the most innovative use of land, sure, but it’s a cashyer crop than sugar or cotton. One less reliant on high degrees of organisation idem. []
  8. Chances are high that “different” races includes latinas, whiteys, blackeys, and probably not a ton of anzs. []
  9. Humans are inherently jealous creatures. News at 11. []
  10. This isn’t an invocation for improved attendance, or even more punctilious punctuality, but rather a command that the DJ playing the background muzak “TURN [IT] UP. []
  11. Bitch YOU had a crazy night ?! Negro please. I woke up in a $1mn car that I most definitely didn’t own but was indeed fortunate to be acquaintances with the owner of, or at least the for-hire agency of. []
  12. “bitch” here is neither dog nor female, that’d make no sense. Rhyming, however, isn’t so simple with a grade 3 education. I’d know, I went to grade 3 and still have some of my old poems. They’re terrible. []
  13. Ace’s “wrist” isn’t bionic, and the rapper isn’t advertising what he spent on medical bills after a rollerblading accident, but rather that he bought a very fancy watch. Like a Patek Phillippe or the like (except obviously with more diamonds encrusted on its surface so as to advertise his most splendiferous success). []
  14. A quick review of Backpage or the like will readily reveal that this is about the going rate for an hour with a random (and self-important) ho in a major urban centre. []
  15. Niggers.txt ? Oh god please say yes. []
  16. “Foreign” is referring to the brand of car that some feller, likely Ace himself speaking in the third person, is driving. This is not only a distortion of the “import” moniker, but is highly misleading. For example, did you know that the Toyota Camry has more US-sourced parts in it than any other car sold in the states ? Now those “US-sourced” parts are almost certainly US-assembled Chinese electronics, but regardless the picture is fuzzy at best.   []
  17. An actual rapper like Lil Wayne embeds a sharp double entendre in practically every line of every verse, but not Ace Hood. Oh no, it took this monkey six lines to stop talking about his shitty rented possessions. And that, boys and girls, is why Lil Wayne is a household name and Ace Hood is the name on the side of the van of the number one mohel in all west Brooklyn.  []
  18. I think Ace wants to kill Angela Lansbury. Better hurry, Ace, she’s 91 and the Lord’s gonna get her before you do! []
  19. But Ace never said that he wouldn’t text, instagram, tweet, facebook, snapchat, or pintrest her, so there’s some loopholes.   []
  20. Quick, name the biggest building you can think of! Burj Khalifa ? Palace at Versailles ?  Nah, “college” ! []
  21. “Loudest” weed is bestest weed donchaknow. []
  22. Cars with very poor gas mileage are a very proper middle finger to the dependapotamii in Prii. I should know. “No mileage” might also mean that the cars are brand new, but given that you can’t actually buy a car with zero miles on the clock, “no” is here taken to mean “very low.” []
  23. We can reasonably guess that “fortune” is between $100k – $1mn. Ace isn’t that rich, he’s not Jay-Z now, but still a far sight more successful than his audience. []
  24. Not literally, ofc. “Horses” are just horsepower, of which Porsches do indeed have a lot, especially the Turbos. []
  25. Where “pussies” is anyone poor(er than Ace).   []
  26. Lol! This is perhaps the lulziest goddam line in the whole bit! Dude thinks that peacocking his debt payments is signalling anything other than his absolute poverty. Debt == slavery. Figure it out yo. []
  27. Kobe [Bryant] is by far one of the best basketball players of the last decade. Certain willful idiots will argue that Kobe is the best player of the last decade, and if Lebron James had never been born they might even have been right. Alas.  []
  28. Ace is trying to be very non-chalant here but the world of entertainment, of which rap is unquestionably a part, is fueled by lulz but mostly drama. So if despite being “bored” by his haters, Ace needs them quite badly in order to justify his existence. If you’re not making waves, you’re not in the game. []
  29. This is simply a definition of personhood : “real” people have assets, broke “people” don’t and therefore aren’t. And “plate” just rhymes better than “pie” with the next line but the meaning is the same here. []
  30. This is pure hyperbole. Ace Hood might be “representing” Nonamesville FL but he runs that swamp about as much as the gator-getters do. []
  31. Ace is herein suggesting that he robs banks, and yet he also pays banks mortgage payments ? Oh the irony! []
  32. Wanting “beef” means wanting trouble, which means hating, which means that you’re “boring” Ace Hood as per a few lines up… and yet that also warrants a drive-by shooting ? Hmm. Sorta contradictory to shoot up boring things but who knows how the ghetto mind really works. []
  33. Here’s comes verse 2 yo! []
  34. Ace’s “flow” is his lyrical ability, the tragedy is surely that accompanied by either success or that suffered by his incapable competition. Both readings are valid in this context. []
  35. What you make in a month buys but one of Ace’s many, many necklaces. Not that a $2k chain is remarkable… []
  36. This line isn’t so much for the dentists listening so much as the oral disease riddled listeners guzzling 4L of pepsi per day. []
  37. Sounds exhausting and just one other thing that Bitcoin solves. How much do you have ? “getinfo” !!! []
  38. Post-Full House, the twins haven’t exactly been known for their bulging waistlines, not that the world needs more obeasts. []
  39. “Squares” are essentially dullards no joie de vivre, but it’s also the floorplan shape of both cabins and animal pens. It’s a weak double entendre at best. []
  40. Little does Ace realise that inflation and desperation have conspired to largely remove the use of actual Au in Olympic medals. []
  41. Ace means to imply that he’s different. Because reasons. []
  42. “Leer” is a manufacturer of small personal airplanes. Because flying commercial is for poorfags. []
  43. The music video (viewed 172 mn times to date) was shot using helicopters. []
  44. “Sak pase” is Haitian Creole for “what’s up.” It’s a bastardisation of the French “Qu’est-ce qui se passe”, as would be expected from birdbrains.   []
  45. That’s single-mindedness. []
  46. Are tumours fat ? Anyways “mula” is moolah, or money – as is “paper” – of the fiat altcoin varietal.   []
  47. Ace’s prodigious wealth more than a rumour, just as evolution is more than a theory. []
  48. “Tuna” could be a euphamism for pussy but it could also be a very mercury- and protein-rich diet that Ace is on. []
  49. This is a reference to the seminal Wendy’s advertisement from the 1990’s asking “Where’s the beef?” []
  50. True enough. Ersatz cheese for the poor, brie for the rich. []
  51. Did someone say bone apple tea ? I coulda sworn…

    bone Apple tea - Dunta Pickett

    []

  52. Christian Louboutin is a living French designer who produces fancy stillettos for ladies and spiked shoes for men. They run in the $1-2k range, which is quite unsarcastically only slightly on the spendy side. The “red on your sleeves” ? That could be a reference to the signature Prada Sport red stripe that subtly adorns their outerwear, eg.

    prada sport

    []

  53. Rick Ross is a pederast apparently. []
  54. Wanna-bes just wanna know who’s riding inside the Rolls so they cup their hands and peep through the glass. []
  55. And you were wondering who had the launch codes ? It’s Rick Ross yo! []
  56. After the nukoolar apocalypse, Rick will be walking his fat ass barefoot down the lightless streets. []
  57. Rick’s a momma’s boy, or a good son, depending how you wanna frame it. []
  58. “Half a key” is half a kilogram, or 500g, a little more than a pound, which is 454g. Anyways, $12`000 for 500g of coke or whatever works out to just $24 a gram. Maybe crack goes for that little but decent coke is easily 2x, 3x, even 4x that. []
  59. To “bubble” is to cook up or otherwise produce, in this case a new record album, which is still called an “LP” despite “long play” vinyls being largely extinct outside of a few analog nerd basements. []
  60. D-League is the NBA’s Development League, like the Web.com Tour is for the PGA Tour, or cadets for the military proper. Rick isn’t however recruiting basketball shooters but rather gun shooters. Gotcha ? []
  61. More basketball analogies to gang warfare. []
  62. Rick claims to be worth $100mn ? I fuckin doubt it! Generously, he’s about halfway there. []
  63. No Rosé, Rozay, y’heard! Komme Sa! []
  64. “Trill” is a combination of true and real. []
  65. Yeah. []

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