Originally Posted by osmium
Well a bunch of brazilians have said that is bullshit but I guess you know it for a fact right.
With my head shaved or full of product
I get full of myself because I think Iím a good guy
But in truth, I belong to the worst breed that exists
Iím a playboy! I think Iím happy, but Iím sad
Iím worse than a plague, Iím worse than a pest,
Iím everywhere on the surface of the Earth
Iíll tell you where playboys proliferate by the thousands
Itís in a poor, capitalistic country like Brazil
óPortrait of a Playboy, by Brazilian rap/pop star
Gabriel the Thinker, 1993
Pay attention black on the outside, white on the inside
I speak the truth, you make fun of me, I donít
You donít inform yourself, you donít have
consciousness, you donít know anything
And you become a doormat, a lapdog to the playboys
At the dance club the playboys are all dressed up
And the idiot without money, disheveled, standing on
So I came, from the extreme south of the south zone
in S„o Paulo, okay? Cap„o Redondo [a favela].
I (come) to Rio de Janeiro again, okay. . . .
And I will always come here. [ . . . . ] The difference
between here and there, is the name of the city, okay.
The condition of life is the same, the problems . . .
are practically the same, okay? So itís the
following. We are all a revolution, the revolution
of attitude, you know what Iím saying? I take a lot of
pride okay, in wearing a cap, wearing a jacket,
okay brother, in cutting my hair like this, because this
is my life, you know what Iím saying. I donít need to
have a wavy forelock of hair to imitate a playboy.
Ignorant black thinking that he is light brown
Just because the whores told him that he is a
He is becoming more idiotic each time
He is even carrying the playboysí surfboard
He is being used more than an objectified woman
They only call him a friend when he is nearby
I get pissed off at blacks like us
Who become like toilet paper of the [play]boys
I hope you learn like us
And stop sucking up to the playboys
[shouts, applause] Okay brother, you know what Iím
saying, my life is this, okay.
[ . . . . ]
Since then brother, since then, a lot of blacks
sold out. A lot of blacks straightened their hair, okay
brother. A lot of blacks . . . started listening to
New Wave. A lot of blacks turned into rock fans.
A lot of brothers betrayed the nation okay brother.
[ . . . . ] Because rap is my life, okay. Itís my
slang, my cap, my lifestyle. Itís what
I know how to do. Itís what got me to be here . . . until
today, okay. Peace amongst us. **** the playboy!
[start of song: ďHey [Play]BoyĒ]