There are many hip hop songs that are about or heavily reference Superheroes and comic books. Once a month the Degobot will review one of his favorite songs that reference comics or Superheroes.
Artist: Dan the Automator and Kool Keith
Album: A Much Better Tomorrow
Song Title: Cartoon Capers
In July of 2000 Dan the Automator and Kool Keith released the album “A Better Tomorrow”. The sixth track on the album is a song called “Cartoon Capers.” In this song Kool Keith raps about a world where Superheroes and Cartoon characters are not only real, but where Keith interacts with them daily.
The song begins with a funky bass line from the Automator, after a few mearsures he drops the breakbeat and Keith starts to flow:
Check ’em out around the corner… Look at ’em… They runnin’ with Skeletor
I’m double checkin’
Yo Girl I’m smooth you call me Daddy,
When I walk out with Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty
With Linus and Snoopy, his back stage groupie,
I kick some styles that is fly, and show Scooby Doo!
Keith is rapping about a world where he gets to hang out and make music with his favorite comic and cartoon characters.
Keith continues with:
We chillin’ with Yogi, the Bear Snoopy playin poker,
Tonight we send out one X-Man to kill the Joker!
While Keith continues to drop his rhymes, the Automator has added an organ to the beat, making for a groovy track.
Kool Keith name drops more Superheroes and Cartoon characters in this song more than any other I have ever heard!
Click on the link below to hear the track: