I’ve been getting in to Action Bronson lately and was so pumped when I saw that he teamed up with Chance the Rapper again for Baby Blue. I’ve always known Action Bronson as the big guy with a penchant for humour whose more like a caricature than a legitimate rapper, but I’ve been misinformed. Action Bronson has created some bangers that have helped pump me up for weekend shifts at the bar like none other (see Actin Crazy). He’s definitely capable of creating hits and the humour doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t take a song seriously. Baby Blue is both a super fun hit and a comedic success. While he kills it right from the start, Chance the Rapper’s verse on this tune is what made it something extra special.
Chance has a gift for dark, malevolent lyrics that sound sweet, or are paired with a happier beat, but have a bitter tone. I have a soft spot for songs that are so blatantly depressing or hateful that you’re forced to take a step back and laugh at the situation. A perfect example of this was in Chance’s No Better Blues. As I’ve mentioned before, the lyrics are so ridiculous it must be satire. Chance does it again when he attacks in full force for his verse in Baby Blue. The lyrics are so perfect I have to include them here:
I hope you get a paper cut on your tongue
from a razor in a paper cup.
I hope every soda you drink
already shaken up.
I hope your dreams dry like raisins
in the baking sun.
I hope your titties all saggy
in your early 20’s.
I hope there’s always snow in your driveway.
I hope you never get off Fridays,
and you work at a Friday’s
that’s always busy on Fridays.
I hope you win the lottery
and lose your ticket…
I hope the zipper on your jacket get stuck,
and your headphones short,
and your charger don’t work,
and you spill shit on your shirt.
I swear he must have sat down and thought of everything that could ruin a person’s day. I love the part about never getting Fridays off… I know exactly how that feels and that’s especially cruel for someone to wish that upon you. This may just be the most deviously spiteful breakup song ever made. It’s absolutely genius and I LOVE it. I’m sure it will come in handy to me at some point.