Darius Kazemi wrote me this question in an email:
Maybe you could answer this question on your blog. I'd like to know what it is about Geto Boys' "Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta" that makes it one of your favorite songs of all time. Is it the association with the movie Office Space? The surprisingly deep lyrics? Just the fact that it's got a killer groove? And what do you think of the last verse? Too silly or just right? (I actually liked, but didn't love, the song until I heard the last verse--that's what pushed it over the edge for me.)
I wrote this back to him, but wish I was more articulate about music:
I am not 100% sure why I like that song so much. I think it is the killer grove and the fact that, while a lot of rock music is people whining about not having girlfriends, Damn it Feels Good -- like a lot of rap -- is just a laid back song about confident people having awesome lives, and just generally being gangstas. That makes me really happy.
Any other thoughts on this?
Darius Kazemi is quite articulate about the rap music, as you can see in this excellent post: CLICK HERE.