Hip Hop
Hocus Pocus Lyrics


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(Feat. The Procussions)

J'suis tombé sur un vieux clip de Grandmaster Flash
Hey t'as vu c'type et sa dégaine de barge!
Là j'étais scié, son style m'a fusillé (hen hen hen hen)
Sapé comme le keuf des Y.M.C.A!
A base de cuirs serrés, à l'époque banal,
Et des bottes comme celles de Francis Lalanne .
J'sais que c'est un classique, mais qu'on m'enterre
Si c'est ça nos origines vestimentaires.
Quoique regarde ce qu'on porte dans les clips,
En fait nos sapes sont toujours aussi cheap,
Hip hop? Les diamants énormes sur les lobes?
Bullshit! Les taspés qu'ont oubliés leurs robes?
J'suis pas convaincu mais au moins ça évolue,
Un peu plus que leurs perfectos et leurs têtes velues,
J'me dis qu'avec nos styles ridicules,
Dans 10 ans on risque de s'marrer,
Quand on se reverra avec du recul.

Hip hop? Les diamants énormes sur les lobes?
Hip hop? Les taspés qu'ont oublié leurs robes?
Hip hop? Les baskets et les casquettes?
Hip hop, j'crois qu'ça se passe plutôt dans la tête...
Hip hop? Les sapes extra extra larges?
Hip hop? Les dollars comme seul objectif?
Hip hop, c'est juste un esprit positif...

I got a passion it's, not just a habit
It's B-boy mentality deeper than any cavity
Way beyond fashion or any kind of salary
A quick elixir mixed with a heavy dose of reality
It's too complicated for the minds outside the lines
Drawn when the volume of drums gets over nine
I'm a, part of a movement not meant for the clueless
Use this in your curriculum when teachin the students

It's not
Who's it, what's is who scems to be controlling it
It's the future of hip hop and how we are unfolding it
It's traveled down the road that every genre must walk down
Hip hop is on the ledgeand it needs to be talked down
The renaissance to the untimely death
The revival of a culture or survival of a soldier
Brought by the common people of poverty and need
I'm a voice, it's a tool, god let the world see

You must be out of ya mind,
If you think the way you dress will serve to help the away you rhyme
Some people put their image first then self gets left behind
So when you search within the verse it's best that you be blind
Your remarkably designed your equal is hard to find
If your unsatisfied take it up with the divine
Cus we don't go the time. and if you go to me
I'll say your better off just being who you supposed to be

Hip hop? Les diamants énormes sur les lobes?
Hip hop? Les taspés qu'ont oublié leurs robes?
Hip hop? Big egos and big chains?
Hip hop, I think it's all inside of your brain
Hip hop? Les sapes extra extra larges?
Hip hop? J'ai dit extra extra larges?
Hip hop? Quick money and fast rides?
Hip hop, just a good feeling inside

Jogging à trios bandes,
Aux pieds des vieilles Stan Smith,
Casquette trois fois trop grande,
Sans oublier les fat laces,
T'es hip hop mec mais tu t'es trompé de 20 pijes,
Maintenant sapé comme ça, t'es house tu piges?
Ca évolue vite, trop vite j'suis désolé,
Quand j'commence à kiffer un truc c'est déjà démodé,
Au moment où j'écris, c'est Air Force 1 et baggy jean,
Mais à la fin d'ce couplet ça sera déjà has been.
On portera demain ce qu'aux States ils portaient hier,
La France, pays de la mode, on en est pourtant fier.
Oh oh j'suis pas dans l'trip fashion ni haute couture,
Les grosses fourrures. Puis quand c'est notre culture?




J'fouille dans mes bacs plutôt que dans ma garde robe,
J'fais du son, ouais, et pas un défilé de mode.

Overall Meaning

The song "Hip Hop" by Hocus Pocus featuring The Procussions explores the evolution of the hip hop culture, specifically the fashion trends associated with it. The lyrics describe the singer's astonishment at the old-school fashion choices of Grandmaster Flash, which include tight leather pants and boots resembling those of Francis Lalanne. The singer notes that while these styles were once considered classic, they cannot be considered the origins of hip hop fashion. However, the singer acknowledges that current hip hop fashion trends are not much better, as they still emphasize excessive bling and baggy clothing. The song also emphasizes that hip hop is not just about fashion but is rather a positive state of mind that emphasizes cultural evolution and social progress.


Line by Line Meaning

J'suis tombé sur un vieux clip de Grandmaster Flash
I stumbled upon an old video of Grandmaster Flash


Hey t'as vu c'type et sa dégaine de barge!
Have you seen that guy and his crazy style?


Là j'étais scié, son style m'a fusillé (hen hen hen hen)
I was blown away, his style killed me (haha)


Sapé comme le keuf des Y.M.C.A!
Dressed like the cop from the YMCA!


A base de cuirs serrés, à l'époque banal,
Wearing tight leather, it was common back then


Et des bottes comme celles de Francis Lalanne .
And boots like those of Francis Lalanne.


J'sais que c'est un classique, mais qu'on m'enterre
I know it's a classic, but bury me


Si c'est ça nos origines vestimentaires.
If that's our fashion origin.


Quoique regarde ce qu'on porte dans les clips,
But look at what we wear in music videos,


En fait nos sapes sont toujours aussi cheap,
In reality, our clothes are still cheap,


Hip hop? Les diamants énormes sur les lobes?
Hip hop? Massive diamonds on earlobes?


Bullshit! Les taspés qu'ont oubliés leurs robes?
Bullshit! Women who forgot their dresses?


J'suis pas convaincu mais au moins ça évolue,
I'm not convinced, but at least it's evolving,


Un peu plus que leurs perfectos et leurs têtes velues,
A bit more than their leather jackets and hairy heads,


J'me dis qu'avec nos styles ridicules,
I think with our ridiculous styles,


Dans 10 ans on risque de s'marrer,
in 10 years we'll laugh about it,


Quand on se reverra avec du recul.
When we see it from a distance.


I got a passion it's, not just a habit
I have a passion, it's not just a habit


It's B-boy mentality deeper than any cavity
It's a B-boy mentality that goes deeper than anything


Way beyond fashion or any kind of salary
Far beyond fashion or any amount of money earned


A quick elixir mixed with a heavy dose of reality
A quick remedy mixed with a heavy dose of reality


It's too complicated for the minds outside the lines
It's too complicated for those who don't understand


Drawn when the volume of drums gets over nine
When the volume of drums is turned up to 11


I'm a, part of a movement not meant for the clueless
I'm a part of a movement not meant for the clueless


Use this in your curriculum when teachin the students
Teach this to your students in the curriculum


It's not
It's not just about


Who's it, what's is who scems to be controlling it
Who or what seems to be controlling it


It's the future of hip hop and how we are unfolding it
It's about the future of hip hop and how we're creating it


It's traveled down the road that every genre must walk down
It's gone down the path that every genre follows


Hip hop is on the ledgeand it needs to be talked down
Hip hop is on the edge and needs to be saved


The renaissance to the untimely death
The revival or death of the culture


The revival of a culture or survival of a soldier
The revival of a culture or survival of an individual


Brought by the common people of poverty and need
Brought by the poor and needy


I'm a voice, it's a tool, god let the world see
I'm a voice, it's a tool, and God let the world see


You must be out of ya mind,
You must be crazy


If you think the way you dress will serve to help the away you rhyme
If you think your clothes will help your rapping


Some people put their image first then self gets left behind
Some people prioritize their appearance over themselves


So when you search within the verse it's best that you be blind
So when you analyze the lyrics, it's best to ignore appearances


Your remarkably designed your equal is hard to find
You're uniquely designed and hard to match


If your unsatisfied take it up with the divine
If you're not satisfied, take it up with God


Cus we don't go the time. and if you go to me
Because we don't have the time, and if you ask me


I'll say your better off just being who you supposed to be
I'll say you're better off being yourself


Jogging à trios bandes,
Three-striped jogging pants


Aux pieds des vieilles Stan Smith,
Wearing old Stan Smith shoes


Casquette trois fois trop grande,
Cap three times too big


Sans oublier les fat laces,
Without forgetting the fat laces


T'es hip hop mec mais tu t'es trompé de 20 pijes,
You're hip hop, man, but you're 20 years behind


Maintenant sapé comme ça, t'es house tu piges?
Now dressed like that, you're house, you know?


Ca évolue vite, trop vite j'suis désolé,
It's evolving too fast, sorry


Quand j'commence à kiffer un truc c'est déjà démodé,
By the time I start to like something, it's already outdated,


Au moment où j'écris, c'est Air Force 1 et baggy jean,
Right now it's Air Force 1s and baggy jeans,


Mais à la fin d'ce couplet ça sera déjà has been.
But by the end of this verse, it'll already be outdated.


On portera demain ce qu'aux States ils portaient hier,
Tomorrow, we'll wear what they wore in the States yesterday,


La France, pays de la mode, on en est pourtant fier.
France, the country of fashion, yet we're proud of it.


Oh oh j'suis pas dans l'trip fashion ni haute couture,
Oh, I'm not into fashion or haute couture,


Les grosses fourrures. Puis quand c'est notre culture?
The big furs. But what about our culture?


J'fouille dans mes bacs plutôt que dans ma garde robe,
I dig through my records instead of my closet,


J'fais du son, ouais, et pas un défilé de mode.
I make music, yeah, not a fashion show.




Writer(s): B ROBERSON, J MEDEIROS, N HARVEY

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Et Cetera

Wow, can't believe this masterpiece came out a few months after my birth..........15 years, damn this is pretty darn underrated for how well this is made.

Khoco

It came out EXACTLY one month after my birth

thetricker24

20syl est je pense l'artiste francais le plus complet aujourd'hui (rappeur, dj, beatmaker,beatbox ) et en plus il exele dans chaque domaine ! respect mec bonne continuation

Thavius

trop pur ce son bien joué les gars. Sérieux je retrouve le son old school du début du hip-hop. On retrouve le côté funk du rap !

Subobobo

Des admirateurs du monde entier, et vous le méritez les gars ! :)

Yil2201

Clair. Très bonne zic, clip super moderne et original, super flow, elle a tout pour plaire cette chanson.

JC

this is unbelievable. the production values are off the meter. fucking good job, man.

A. For Things

This is one of the best videos ever. It's so cleanly done.

craktwo

hocus pocus, dernier album de folie, du vrai son qui ne revendik que l'autentikk! bonne continuation a vous les gars

AKUBZH

Enfin du Hip-hop intelligent! Sans insultes et Ferrari rutilante ;) De la vrai musique accessible et Rythmée; Du VRAI hip-hop...

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