#RushHourRap – The Pharcyde – Passin Me By

Update: Real recognize real.

It’s the week of Christmas so you’re either off from work or you’re at work pretending to do work so turn it up to 11 and chill out with this throwback from The Pharcyde. “Passin Me By” dropped in March 1993 so this is going way, way back for some old school rhymes. Even if you don’t recognize the name of the song you will 100% remember once it starts.

Not to be the old man on the lawn, but a lot of the rap thats popular these days I just don’t get. Mumble Rap, if you will, just ain’t for me so lets go back to the 90s when there was nothing more important than telling a good story with your rhymes. It’s what made Biggie, Nas, and Jay-Z the biggest artists in the world. So enjoy this little love story from The Pharcyde.

Wait, no, I did not really pursue my little princess with persistence
And I was so low-key that she was unaware of my existence
From a distance I desired, secretly admired her
Wired her a letter to get her, and it went
My dear, my dear, my dear, you do not know me but I know you very well
Now let me tell you about the feelings I have for you
When I try, or make some sort of attempt, I symp
Damn I wish I wasn’t such a wimp
‘Cause then I would let you know that I love you so
And if I was your man then I would be true
The only lying I would do is in the bed with you
Then I signed sincerely the one who loves you dearly, PS love me tender
The letter came back three days later, return to sender

She keeps on passing me by

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