The Rapper

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"The Rapper" is a song by The Jaggerz, written by band member Dominic Ierace, better known as Donnie Iris. Released as a single, it reached No. 2 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart, behind Simon & Garfunkel's smash "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and it was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1970 (see 1970 in music) for selling over a million copies. (Iris later launched a solo career; his biggest such hit was "Ah! Leah!") The song is addressed to a girl, or girls in general; it describes the method of a man who seduces women with untruths ("rapping". ) The singer says, "You know what he's after"; he concludes by saying there comes a point at which the man has his target where he wants her. The girl has to "face reality." The record ends with a small group of applause heard in the studio. The "rapper" of the title and "rappin'" in the lyrics have only some coincidental resemblance to the musical genre of rapping. 


Year:
1994
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Hey girl, I bet ya 
There's someone out to get you
You'll find him anywhere
On a bus, in a bar, in a grocery store
He'll say "Excuse me, haven't I seen you somewhere before?"

Rap, rap, rap, they call him the rapper
Rap, rap, rap, you know what he's after

So, he starts his rappin'
Hoping something will happen
He'll say he needs you
A companion, a girl he can talk to
He's made up his mind
He needs someone to sock it to

Rap, rap, rap, they call him the rapper
Rap, rap, rap, you know what he's after

He's made an impression
So he makes a suggestion
"Come up to my place
For some coffee or tea or me"
He's got you where he wants you
Girl, you've gotta face reality

Rap, rap, rap, they call him the rapper
Rap, rap, rap, you know what he's after
Rap, rap, rap, they call him the rapper

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The Jaggerz

The Jaggerz are a pop/rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They are a one-hit wonder, their only major success being the single "The Rapper". Released on the Kama Sutra label, "The Rapper" was #2 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks in March 1970, and sold over one million copies with the gold record awarded by the R.I.A.A.. more »

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Written by: DOMINIC IERACE

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