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Thread started 07/12/17 4:05am

TheThem

Is Rick James P.I.M.P. The S.I.M.P. About Prince And Vanity?

[Intro]
Say, girl, what's happening, baby?
You know you're sitting on a goldmine, you need to follow me
You can make lots of money
And of course I can [?] and dress and be the funnest
[Verse 1]
Mary chose a pimp
He put her on the street
It was no accident
She was found in a hotel suite
Face down in the floor, lying in her underwear
No one even cried and no even seemed to care
[Refrain]
That Mary had a pimp
Mary had a P.I.M.P
Mary had a pimp
Mary had a P.I.M.P
[Bridge]
Mary's going crazy, girl is going out of her mind
Didn't she know the price she had to pay was high to be a hoe
And she know, she is a pimpers party
She is a pimpsky light
Now she's gone and he's still left to carry on
It's so wrong
P.I.M.P., pimp
[Interlude]
Excuse me baby, but my name is Don Wonder
And I wonder if I could buy you a drink
Cause I got something I need to run on you
[Verse 2]
Mary chose a pimp
She changed her name and moved out west
All her money went
On his wardrobe and nothing less
She even bought his house
While she lived in a motel room
Her days were spent alone with the comfort of a silver spoon
[Refrain]
Mary had a pimp
Mary had a P.I.M.P
Mary had a pimp
Mary had a P.I.M.P
[Bridge 2]
Mary's going crazy, girl is going out of her mind
Didn't she know the price she had to pay was high to be a hoe
Didn't she know?
Mary's going nuts out in the rain
Selling her body for pain
Giving all her money to some chump so he can dress funny
P.I.M.P., pimp
Mary's going crazy, girl is going out of her mind
Didn't she know the price she had to pay was high to be a hoe
Horns blow
P.I.M.P., pimp
[Verse 3: Grandmaster Flash]
You pimp, you simp, your on the street
Running your game on all the girls you meet
Fake diamonds on your fingers and Cadillac cars
Trying to catch a girl at a local bar
So you catch her and you school her and you teach her the game
Next thing you know, the girl's going insane
Now she's lost at the cost of the tricks she's turned
She's just another hoe who just been burned
[Refrain]
Mary had a pimp
Mary had a P.I.M.P
Mary had a pimp
Mary had a P.I.M.P
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Reply #1 posted 07/12/17 4:19am

anc282

lol I always thought that it was just about a pimp, but I've never really thought of it that way.

Who knows, really?

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Reply #2 posted 07/12/17 4:34am

RJOrion

its about pimps and hoes...not Prince and Vanity...
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Reply #3 posted 07/12/17 6:15am

OldFriends4Sal
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most of that doesn't reflect Prince & Vanity

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #4 posted 07/12/17 8:31am

2freaky4church
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Wha!

"2freaky is a complete stud." DJ
"2freaky is very down." 2Elijah.
"2freaky convinced me to join Antifa: OnlyNDA
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Reply #5 posted 07/12/17 8:33am

2045RadicalMat
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Sounds very generic, even in context.

Unless he invoked "That skinny motherfucker with the high pitched voice"

...Ain't that a bitch?

"Damn Dolores, pick another subject, please...introduce the carpet to something other than your knees...."
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Reply #6 posted 07/12/17 8:34am

2freaky4church
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Newbies need 2 be watched.

"2freaky is a complete stud." DJ
"2freaky is very down." 2Elijah.
"2freaky convinced me to join Antifa: OnlyNDA
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Reply #7 posted 07/12/17 8:36am

Cinny

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Old school pimps did dress funny though. Not about Prince.

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Reply #8 posted 07/12/17 8:51am

paisleypark4

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Yeah not enough to go on. Many midwestern young girls went to California na dNevada to become prostitutes. in the 70's and 80's rememebr, there was a HIGH uprise in prostitute deaths as well.

Download all the shit hop that you can for your kids, neices, nephews, and their friends also. That will prevent them from going out and buying it and will prevent some shit hop sales. Every little bit helps - Andy
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemus
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Reply #9 posted 07/12/17 9:11am

HandclapsTheTh
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i dunno how the hell you could ascertain that this cut could be about them two. yeah, prince & rick had a (mostly one-sided) rivalry, but um...you stretching yer guesses here. hmmm

TO TASHA. LOVE GOD, PIZZA rainbow
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Reply #10 posted 07/14/17 6:26am

thesoulbrother

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Lord Jesus... I swear some people will take the jelly out of a damn donut. It ain't that serious.

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Reply #11 posted 07/14/17 5:06pm

HandclapsTheTh
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thesoulbrother said:

Lord Jesus... I swear some people will take the jelly out of a damn donut. It ain't that serious.

lol lol lol lol lol

TO TASHA. LOVE GOD, PIZZA rainbow
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Reply #12 posted 07/15/17 1:02pm

woogiebear

Um.................................................................................NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mad mad mad mad mad mad mad mad mad mad mad mad mad mad mad mad mad mad mad mad mad

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Reply #13 posted 07/16/17 4:38pm

ReddBlitz

I always thought RJ in general was droppin' knowledge on how to become what's very much "celebrated" and "adored" these days.....becoming THAT industry ho!! **shrugs**
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Reply #14 posted 07/17/17 2:16pm

cloveringold85

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Interesting, but I never thought that song was about Prince and Vanity.

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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