What a day to be alive. Our WWE Hall of Fame president is publicly threatening “fire and fury” to a country that doesn’t give their people internet while they are threatening to nuke us even if it means all of their people die from us in the process! Neat! To top it off people like Jake Paul exist and people still worry about transgender people peeing next to them. Either way, I don’t like to get into politics too much on this website so I figured I’d have a little fun with our impending doom and bring up some rap songs that have had the word “bomb” in the title! A little “Apocalypse Playlist” for you guys to make on Spotify! Fun!
Drop The Bomb On Em’ – Eminem
Here’s the most eerie song of this list and also one of the more popular songs from Eminem’s…interesting…album Relapse. Relapse was quite possibly his worst album of his illustrious career, with pretty much every song having this weird, annoying accent from Eminem. He even talked about the overuse of the accent in his single “Not Afraid” from Recovery, his following album.
Scary Lyric that Parallels Our Situation: “When the bomb drops / boy, does it drop / And when it does, boy, there’s a problem” (As I said, not one of Eminem’s best albums)
Cherry Bomb – Tyler, The Creator
Felicia’s very-hard-to-listen-to track from the album, also titled, Cherry Bomb. To be honest I’ve probably only listened to this song once and this is the only Tyler album I haven’t listened to all the way through. I was never really feeling it and his previous albums, Bastard and Goblin, were way better to me. With that being said, if you haven’t went and listened to his new album (Scum Fuck) Flower Boy, you’re MISSING OUT.
Scary Lyric that Parallels Our Situation: “You muthafuckas want war, then come get it / You muthafuckas want war, I don’t want war”
Honorable Non-Rap Mention — Cherry Bomb – The Runaways
What a classic.
Bomb First (My Second Reply) – Makaveli
This is the first track off of Tupac Shakur’s posthumous album “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory”. Tupac actually didn’t go by “Tupac Shakur”, “Tupac”, or even “2Pac” on this album. He went by “Makaveli” which was a reference to the Italian philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli, who Tupac studied while he was in prison. Machiavelli wrote about war and Tupac sure did go to war with a few people in this song. Those people include Notorious B.I.G. (who is called Notorious P.I.G. in the song), Mobb Deep (…Mobb Sleep), all of Bad Boy Records (per usual), and even Jay-Z (literally says Jay-Z can “die too”).
I could also go into all of the “Tupac’s Death” conspiracy theories while we are on the subject of this album, but my favorite is from Tupac’s group, The Outlawz. They were heavily involved in the release of this album following Tupac’s death and had a very infamous story involving Tupac’s ashes. The Outlawz actually took Tupac’s ashes and SMOKED THEM to honor their longtime friend (the ashes were mixed with some marijuana, of course). E.D.I. Mean, a member of The Outlawz and the rapper on the second verse of “Bomb First”, later claimed that it WASN’T TUPAC’S ASHES in the blunt/joint that they smoked. So…they smoked someone else’s ashes……Tupac’s death was WEIRD.
Scary Lyric that Parallels Our Situation: “But it’s your life or my life, and I’ma bomb first”
B.O.B. – OutKast
Definitely my favorite song on the list from two of my favorite rappers of all-time. Andre 3000 and Big Boi’s verses are just dumb good and I don’t know how it’s physically possible to rap as fast as they did. B.O.B. obviously stands for Bombs Over Baghdad, and as political as that sounds, Andre 3000 just says that was used because he heard it on the news and thought it sounded dope.
Scary Lyric that Parallels Our Situation: “Yeah, don’t even bang unless you plan to hit something / Bombs over Baghdaaaaaaaaad”
Last but not least…
Some Bomb Azz Pussy – Tha Dogg Pound
Scary Lyric that Parallels Our Situation: “Bitch I heard you got the bomb / I heard you got the bomb”
That could be a dialogue between Donald Trump and North Korea, crazier things have happened this year…