Wild Bebop West

While not a jazz piece, this rap song by Will Smith fit well with scenes from the first Cowboy Bebop DVD.

I’m not fond of rap music, but this is my one exception. This anime music video has over 120 edits in 2 minutes and is the most intense editing I’ve ever done (so far). And is the only music video where I used any kind of special effect (the few inverted color shots). My preference is straight cuts, but it was appropriate for this mv.

The song goes on for about another minute and a half, but this was meant to be a short piece.

Thanks to SpoonPrez for the DVD source.

Wild Wild West

Wild Wild West

Wild Wild West : SONG>

Will Smith : ARTIST>

Cowboy Bebop TV : ANIME>

November, 1999 : DATE

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LYRICS :

Wild Wild West, Jim West, desperado, rough rider
No you don’t want nada
None of this, gun in this, brotha runnin this,
Buffalo soldier, look it’s like I told ya
Any damsel that’s in distress
Be out of that dress when she meet Jim West
Rough neck so go check the law and abide
Watch your step with flex and get a hole in your side
Swallow your pride, don’t let your lip react,
You don’t wanna see my hand where my hip be at,
With Artemis, from the start of this,
Runnin the game, James West tamin the west so remember the name
Now who ya gonna call?

Kool Mo Dee:
Not the G.B.’s

Will Smith:
Now who you gonna call?

Kool Mo Dee:
*G double E G*

Will Smith:
If you have a riff with people wanna bust,
Break out before you get bumrushed at the (Wild Wild West)
When I roll into the (Wild Wild West)
When I stroll into the (Wild Wild West)
When I bounce into the (Wild Wild West) Sisqo, Sisqo

Sisqo:
We going straight to the Wild Wild West
We going straight to the Wild Wild West

Will Smith:
Now, now, now, now once upon a time in the west
Mad man lost his damn mind in the west
Loveless, givin up a dime, nothin’ less
Now I must put his behind to the test (can you feel me)
Then through the shadows, in the saddle, ready for battle
Bring all your boys in, here come the poison
Behind my back, all the riffin’ ya did,
Front and center, now where your lip at kid?
Who dat is? A mean brotha, bad for your health
Lookin damn good though, if I could say it myself
Told me Loveless is a mad man, but I don’t fear that
Got mad weapons too, ain’t tryin to hear that
Tryin to bring down me, this champion
When y’all clowns gon’ see that it can’t be done
Understand me son, I’m the slickest they is,
I’m the quickest as they is, did I say I’m the slickest they is
So if you barking up the wrong tree we comin, don’t be startin nothin
Me and my partner gonna test your chest, Loveless
Can’t stand the heat then get out the Wild Wild West

Dru Hill:
We going straight to (when I roll into the)
the Wild Wild
West (when I stroll into the)
We going straight to (when I bounce into the)the Wild Wild West
We going straight to the Wild Wild West
We going straight to the Wild Wild West


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