I love the beauty and precision of a good logical argument. And I love good song lyrics, rich in metaphors and poetic imagery. And I'm particularly thrilled when they come together. As in:
I’m hot coz I’m fly
You ain’t coz you not
This, you may know, is the chorus to Mims' song "This Is Why I'm Hot." It's the #1 song in America.
Mims goes on to add:
For those who say they know me know I’m focused on my cream
Playa you come between you’d better focus on the beam
I keep it so feen the way you see me lean
And when I say I’m hot my nigga this is what I mean
That is just so feen. Still, the possibility for confusion exists. And if you find yourself in need of some logical remediation and poetry tutelage, Village Voice writer Rob Harvilla breaks it down for you, complete with Venn Diagrams and mathematical equations.