Wednesday, February 25, 2015
SLANG INTERROGATION: THE TACOS OF JOHNNY MAY CASH
I fucks with Mexican cuisine and this borderline novelty song, so don't get it twisted, but I can't get a solid grasp on the meaning of "taco" as used by JOHNNY MAY CASH and CA$H OUT.
We servin tacos / Like we from Mexico
The references to kitchens and water-whippin suggest the tacos are cocaine products of the hard variety - we talkin krillz, Marion Barry, the gutter reggiano. But how does crack resemble a taco? I suppose you could argue that the tacos are hard shells, but even then it's a stretch. The one time I smoked crack - failed attempt, that's another story - it didn't much resemble a Gordita Crunch. They're also piling these tacos with a load of toppings: lettuce, cheese, sour cream, tomatoes. Confusion mounts.
I just left the kitchen / Young Chop wanted me to whip up a taco
Maybe YOUNG CHOP was just hungry for tacos? Could it all be an elaborate callback to Johnny Cash's own Taco Bell commercial?