"Zulu Nation, brothers that's creation; / Minds get flooded, ejaculation -- / Right on the two inch tape."

— Tribe Called Quest


Date
1991
Metaphor
"Zulu Nation, brothers that's creation; / Minds get flooded, ejaculation -- / Right on the two inch tape."
Metaphor in Context
[Verse 2: Q-Tip]
Zulu Nation, brothers that's creation;
Minds get flooded, ejaculation --
Right on the two inch tape.

The Abstract poet incognito, runs the cape.
Not the best not the worst and occasionally I curse to get my
Point across. So bust, the floss
As I go in betweeen, the grit and the dirt.
Listen to the mission, listen, Miss, as I do work, umm,
As I crack the, monotone.
Children of the jazz so, get your own.
Smokin' R&B cause they try to do me
Or the best of the pack, but they can't do rap
For it's Abstract, orig-inal.
You can't get your own and that's, pitiful
I know I'd be the man if I cold yanked the plug
On R&B, but I can't and that's bugged.
Provenance
Reading
Citation
Tribe Called Quest, "Buggin' Out," The Low End Theory (1991). <Link to genius.com>
Date of Entry
11/20/2015

The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.