Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sweet Revenge

If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?
~ William Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice)

Yesterday I mentioned detective novels, and you can’t mention detective novels without mentioning revenge. In fact, I believe it’s against the law.
Many a detective plot has “revolvered” around revenge.
But guess what! Revenge is not just for cop thrillers (or breakfast) anymore – thanks to a guy in a one-piece kilt.

Well, his name’s Maurice, and I’m here to say
If you wanna get revenge he’s got an easy way…

Yeah, I’m talking Revenge Rap.
I heard about Maurice on CBC’s WireTap. The story goes that a friend of his was really bummed out after being dumped by a girlfriend. So, “Rap Master Maurice” wrote a rhyme about the ways this girl had done the guy wrong, then called her up and rapped it to her. He recorded the whole thing, including her reaction, and gave it to his friend as a gift. His friend thought it was awesome! In fact, his friend started feeling a whole lot better and…
Maurice had himself one hip hoppin’ creative business.
Now for a fee, you can email Maurice your tale of woe along with the phone number of the person who has wronged you. He will do the dirty work.
Check him out here.  May I recommend “A Degree in Jerk.”

Now, that’s thinking outside the boom box.

You can rap about your Gramma
Down in Selma, Alabama
Or mean ol’ cousin Steven
If you’re needin’ to get even…
I know there’s stuff inside you been wantin’ to say,
So bust it all out with a rap today.

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