Say What, Say What? – Dres Of Black Sheep

This installment of “Say What, Say What?” is not so much about calling anyone out, so much as it is asking for clarification. Bear with me.

Now, we are all familiar with Black Sheep’s surprisingly deep discography and respect their talent and musical innovation. At the very least, anyone who hasn’t been living in a cave for the past twenty years is familiar with their biggest hit “The Choice Is Yours (Revisited).”

One of the lines in the song has always eluded my comprehension. Right after “I got brothers on a Jungle, cousins on a Quest” Dres utters a line that confounds me. Every lyrics source online suggests that says “Deaf retarded uncles in the parties where they rest.” Okay, it sort of sounds like that’s what he’s saying … but if that is the actual lyric, what in the fuck does it even mean? Black Sheep definitely have their share of cryptic or challenging lyrics, but seriously, what’s going on here?

Anyone care to shed some light?

— Thun

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