Not since 50 Cent’s underground hitÂ How To Rob have I heard someone slay so many exalted kings as Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip manage to do here. In the satirical song 50 took on every established rapper at the time and came up with crafty ways to steal their accomplishments. Of course, no one but 50 Cent found the joke funny but it served to shed light on everyones tired ways and gave the industry and it’s players a much needed boost.
I have an obsession with rebels, competition, change, free markets, truth tellers etc for one main reason, they all encourage improvement, bring light to lames and aid the creation of fresh out the box new sh%t. You don’t get much of that these days because everyone wants the quick buck and it’s all about giving people what they want instead of creating something new to desire. The focus in recent years has been on the end result instead of the path, in order words the prize not the process…
I’m out here to bomb, period. That’s what I started for. I didn’t start writing to go to Paris, I didn’t start writing to do canvases. I started writing to bomb… DESTROY ALL LINES.”
Where do I even start with this song? Everything about it is ingenious. It’s direct, honest and opinionated. I like perspective and Thou Shall Not Kill is full of it.
Thou shalt not stop liking a band just because they’ve become popular…
Thou shalt not put musicians and recording artists on ridiculous pedestals no matter how great they are or were.
The Beatles… Were just a band.
Led Zepplin… Just a band.
The Beach Boys… Just a band.
The Sex Pistols… Just a band.
The Clash… Just a band.”
Quite simply this song is about appreciating but not conforming, enjoy.
Thou shalt think for yourselves!”