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Vaudeville Villain
Viktor Vaughn Lyrics


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V. Vaughn, the traveling Vaudeville Villain
Who don't give a flyin' fuck who ain't not feelin' him
Watch what ya dealin' him, ace, king, death card
Strong-arm the wrong man, pardon the left, god
Get money and earn it, then everything-you-touch-turn-shit
Got much to learn, kid, light it up, burn shit
Light it up like the Dutch when the hash melt
Only time they see him is when they need him with the cash belt
Ay carumba, now that's my number
One dry summer, as far as I remember
Burnt out, but gainin' every edgy penny
Then he hit him straight to the head like Reggie Denny
Call him back when you need some more yak, Horshack
Doin' 80 down the Van Wyck on horseback
Ya' man sick but he wreck tracks, puto
Get back too, bro, exactamundo
Viktor the director flip a script like Rob Reiner
The way a lot of dudes rhyme, their name should be "knob shiner"
For a buck, they'd likely dance the Jig or do the Hucklebuck
To Vik it's no big deal, they're just a buncha knuckle-fucks
You wonder how well would they hold up in a holding cell
It sorta had the strange makings of a tale told in hell
Like "Oh well," hold tall riches
If the feds is really after him they just kill all the snitches
On borrowed-time rhymes, gassed by the silver screen
Act like their monkey ass can heal back like Wolverine
Mellow out what y'all bellow out ya yellow mouth
What happened to the typa spit that used to help a fellow out?
No doubt, leave a rapper in a body cast
And wonder what he was doing while we was in a karate class
Snotty ass, it's really like he was a white-belt
Right before he "night-night" ask him how the light felt
Wouldn't take their tape if they gave it free
Maybe it's me, baby, it's V
Throw down the key, y'all know how shit be
In the naked city, rappers is so giddy
That's no ditty, Vaughn so witty
The way he take no prisoners and show no pity
It's how son became a big man from a Black boy
To name names, a really big fan of Dan Akroyd
He feel they need to give him his own dance
This his only chance to shoot the gift like a lone glance
Or like a beef scene that leave the oo-ey smoking
Or between Hoktuo Shinken and Nanto Suichō Ken

Overall Meaning

The song Vaudeville Villian by Viktor Vaughn is a narrative of a mysterious man known as V. Vaughn, who is a traveling Vaudeville Villain. However, he doesn’t care about what others think of him, as mentioned in the opening lines “Who don't give a flying fuck who ain't not feeling him”. V. Vaughn is depicted as a powerful man in the lyrics, who plays with cards of death and destruction, who could easily knock out anyone who dares to challenge him. He is shown as someone who earns money and knows how to take advantage of it. The lines "Get money and earn it, then everything you touch turn shit" suggest that he is a man of great power and higher status. The lyrics describe him as a loner, who only comes into the scene of others when they need to borrow money from him.


Furthermore, the song is critical of other rappers who make music only for the sake of earning money. V. Vaughn seems to take a dig at them by saying “For a buck, they’d likely dance the Jig or do the Hucklebuck”. Moreover, the song is loaded with metaphors and references to pop culture like the mentions of hash melt and Rob Reiner. The song shares a style with other underground rap songs in the sense that the lyrics are dense and layered, and it requires a deep dive to truly understand them.


Line by Line Meaning

V. Vaughn, the traveling Vaudeville Villain
Introducing Viktor Vaughn- a nomadic performer who embraces the theatrical arena of Vaudeville and turns to villainy to achieve his goals.


Who don't give a flying fuck who ain't not feeling him
He cannot be bothered by those who do not appreciate him.


Watch what ya' dealing him: ace, king, death card
Be cautious when dealing with him as he can be dangerous like skilled cards in a deck.


Strong-arm the wrong man, pardon the left, god
Punish the correct person, let go of the innocent.


Get money and earn it, then everything you touch turn shit
Make money honestly and everything he touches becomes a liability.


Got much to learn kid, light it up burn shit
Stay wise as there is still much to learn, and continue to smoke marijuana.


Light it up like the Dutch when the hash melt
Smoking rolled marijuana when the resin liquefies.


Only time they see him is when they need him with the cash belt
He is only acknowledged when they need him for financial reasons.


Ay caramba, now that's my number
Showing excitement or admiration towards a number.


One dry summer, as far as I remember
Recalling the past dry season.


Burnt out, but gaining every edgy penny
Experiencing burnout but still making money.


Then he hit him straight to the head like Reggie Denny
Comparing himself to Reggie Denny's punch.


Call him back when you need some more 'gnac, horse-yak
He can supply more cognac with horse meat if requested.


Doing 80 down the Van Wyck on horseback
Riding a horse at a fast pace down Van Wyck Expressway.


Ya' man sick but he wreck tracks, puto
There is an artist who is talented but arrogant.


Get back too bro', exactamundo
Arguing back at someone who is incorrect.


Viktor the director flip a script like Rob Reiner
He is able to change the script of his life, like director Rob Reiner.


The way a lotta dudes rhyme their name should be 'knob shiner'
Making fun of rappers who choose inappropriate stage names.


For a buck, they'd likely dance the Jig or do the Hucklebuck
Rappers who would dance or do anything for a bit of attention.


To Vik it's no big deal, they're just a buncha knuckle-fucks
To him, it does not matter; they are just knuckleheads.


You wonder how well would they hold up in a holding cell
Questioning the ability of these rappers to survive in prison.


It sorta had the strange makings of a tale told in hell
Reflecting on how these situations could be similar to those in hell.


Like 'Oh well,' hold tall riches
Accepting what may come and holding onto wealth.


If the Feds is really after him they'll just tell all the snitches
If the authorities are after Viktor, they will use information from informants to capture him.


On borrowed-time rhymes, gassed by the silver screen
Temporary rhymes fueled by celebrity status.


They cat like their monkey ass can heal back like Wolverine
Rappers like to pretend that they can recover from everything as fast as Wolverine.


Mellow out what y'all bellow out ya' yellow mouth
Ask these rappers to calm down and reflect on their words.


What happened to the kinda spit that used to help a fellow out?
Recalling the days when rappers would use their talent to bring positive change.


No doubt, leave a rapper in a body cast
He is capable of knocking out rappers physically.


And wonder what he was doing while we was in a karate class
Wondering how one rapper would have been doing while others were studying karate.


Snotty ass, it's really like he was a white-belt
Critiquing a rapper's attitude and comparing him to an inexperienced karate student.


Right before he 'night-night' ask him how the light felt
Asking a rapper how it feels to be knocked out.


I wouldn't take their tape if they gave it free
Even if the music was offered for free, he would not accept it.


Maybe it's me, maybe it's V!
Undecided whether he or the music is the problem.


Throw down the key, y'all know how shit be
Relax and do not worry about the future.


In the naked city, rappers is so giddy
In the music industry, rappers often become overly excited.


That's no ditty, Vaughn so witty
This situation is not a catchy song, but Viktor is still clever.


The way he take no prisoners and show no pity
He is ruthless and does not show remorse towards his enemies.


It's how son became a big man from a Black boy
Through his experiences and skills, he matured from a Black boy into a successful adult.


To name names, a really big fan of Dan Akroyd
One of his favorite celebrities is Dan Akroyd.


He feel they need to give him his own dance
He thinks he deserves his own signature dance.


This his only chance to shoot the gift like a lone glance
This is his only opportunity to be innovative.


Or like a beef scene that leave the oo-ey smoking
Comparing his artistry to a scene in a violently intense movie.


Or between Hoktuo Shinken and Nanto Koukakuken
Comparing his expression of martial arts to the rivalry between Hokuto Shinken and Nanto Koukakuken.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Daniel Dumile Thompson, Maximillian Pond Lawrence

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@dawg2478

1 Overture 0:00
2 Vaudeville Villain 0:35
3 Lickupon 3:06
4 The Drop 5:50
5 Lactose And Lecithin 9:16
6 A Dead Mouse 11:53
7 Open Mic Nite, Pt. 1 15:48
8 Raedawn 19:47
9 Let Me Watch 22:55
10 Saliva 27:25
11 Modern Day Mugging 29:55
12 Open Mic Nite, Pt. 2 32:38
13 Never Dead 35:55
14 Popsnot 39:15
15 Mr. Clean 43:57
16 G.M.C. 46:13
17 Change The Beat 53:10



@ismaithliomfeoil

1. Overture 0:35
2. Lickupon 3:06
3. The Drop 5:51
4. Lactose And Lecithin 9:16
5. A Dead Mouse 11:51
6. Open Mic Nite Pt.1 15:47
7. Rae Dawn 19:58
8. Let Me Watch 22:58
9. Saliva 27:25
10. Modern Day Mugging 29:54
11. Open Mic Nite Pt.2 32:38
12. Never Dead 35:51
13. Pop Snot 39:19
14. Mr. Clean 43:58
15. G.M.C 46:12
16. Change the Beat (Intro) 49:44
17. Change the Beat (Song) 53:16



@maqzi

0. Overture 0:00
1. Vaudeville Villain 0:35
2. Lickupon 3:06
3. The Drop 5:51
4. Lactose And Lecithin 9:16
5. A Dead Mouse 11:51
6. Open Mic Nite Pt.1 15:47
7. Rae Dawn 19:58
8. Let Me Watch 22:58
9. Saliva 27:25
10. Modern Day Mugging 29:54
11. Open Mic Nite Pt.2 32:38
12. Never Dead 35:51
13. Pop Snot 39:19
14. Mr. Clean 43:58
15. G.M.C 46:12
16. Change the Beat (Intro) 49:44
17. Change the Beat (Song) 53:16



@josiahuhland3640

I'm looking for likes, I'm not just reposting so that I see the list every time I click on the album.
1. Overture 0:35
2. Lickupon 3:06
3. The Drop 5:51
4. Lactose And Lecithin 9:16
5. A Dead Mouse 11:51
6. Open Mic Nite Pt.1 15:47
7. Rae Dawn 19:58
8. Let Me Watch 22:58
9. Saliva 27:25
10. Modern Day Mugging 29:54
11. Open Mic Nite Pt.2 32:38
12. Never Dead 35:51
13. Pop Snot 39:19
14. Mr. Clean 43:58
15. G.M.C 46:12
16. Change the Beat (Intro) 49:44
17. Change the Beat (Song) 53:16



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