Hip hop ?
Hocus Pocus Lyrics


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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 is a commentary on the evolution of hip hop culture, from its origins to the present day. The song first discusses the fashion of early hip hop, specifically noting the tight leather clothing and boots, which seem ridiculous to the singer. The singer acknowledges that although this style has become outdated, the fashion in hip hop videos today is "just as cheap."


The song then moves on to explore the mentality behind hip hop, which the singer believes is more important than any particular fashion choice. Hip hop is described as a complicated and positive state of mind, deeper than any salary or material possessions. The singer argues that hip hop is not about who controls it or what image is projected, but rather, it's about the revival of a culture brought by common people in need.


Overall, the song suggests that hip hop should be about more than just fashion or material possessions, and instead focus on the spirit and mindset behind the culture.


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 amazed, his style blew me away (ha ha ha ha)


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


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


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 history.


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


En fait nos sapes sont toujours aussi cheap,
In fact, our clothes are still just as cheap,


Hip hop ? Les diamants énormes sur les lobes ?
Hip hop? Huge diamonds on the 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 things are changing,


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


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


Dans 10 ans on risque de s'marrer,
In 10 years, we might laugh about it,


Quand on se reverra avec du recul.
When we see it with hindsight.


Hip hop ? Les taspés qu'ont oublié leurs robes ?
Hip hop? Women who forgot their dresses?


Hip hop ? Les baskets et les casquettes ?
Hip hop? Sneakers and baseball caps?


Hip hop, j'crois qu'ça se passe plutôt dans la tête...
Hip hop, I think it's more about the mindset...


Hip hop ? Les sapes extra extra larges ?
Hip hop? Extra extra large clothes?


Hip hop ? Les dollars comme seul objectif ?
Hip hop? Money as the only goal?


Hip hop, c'est juste un esprit positif...
Hip hop, it's just a positive spirit...


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, deeper than any hole


Way beyond fashion or any kind of salary
Far beyond fashion or any kind of paycheck


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


It's too complicated for the minds outside the lines
It's too complex for those who think inside the box


Drawn when the volume of drums gets over nine
Drawn when the drum volume goes over nine


I'm a, part of a movement not meant for the clueless
I'm part of a movement that's not for those who are clueless


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


It's not
It's not


Who's it, what's is who scems to be controlling it
It's not about who or what seems to be controlling it


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


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


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 rebirth to the premature death


The revival of a culture or survival of a soldier
The revival of a culture or the survival of a soldier


Brought by the common people of poverty and need
Brought by the common people of poverty and necessity


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


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


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


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


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


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


If your unsatisfied take it up with the divine
If you're unsatisfied, take it up with God


Cus we don't go the time.. and if you go to me
Cause 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 just being who you're supposed to be


Hip hop ? Big egos and big chains ?
Hip hop? Big egos and big chains?


Hip hop, I think it's all inside of your brain
Hip hop, I think it's all inside your mind


Hip hop ? J'ai dit extra extra larges ?
Hip hop? Did I say extra extra large?


Hip hop ? Quick money and fast rides ?
Hip hop? Fast money and fast cars?


Hip hop, just a good feeling inside
Hip hop, just a good feeling inside


Jogging à trios bandes,
Triple-striped jogging pants,


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


Casquette trois fois trop grande,
Wearing a cap three times too big,


Sans oublier les fat laces,
And don't forget 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 too late,


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


Ca évolue vite, trop vite j'suis désolé,
It evolves quickly, too quickly, I'm sorry,


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


Au moment où j'écris, c'est Air Force 1 et baggy jean,
As I write this, 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 will already be out of fashion...


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, and we're still proud of it.


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


Les grosses fourrures. Puis quand c'est notre culture ?
The fur coats. But when it's our culture?


J'fouille dans mes bacs plutôt que dans ma garde robe,
I dig through my record crates rather than my closet,


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




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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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