In the song “Fresh As I’m Is” Bow Wow boasts, “I got comeback power like Rogaine.” Though the song is over a year old, the line continues to amuse me to no end. First, the idea that an artist under the age of 20 could consider himself in the midst of a comeback is brilliance itself. Second, I always enjoy listening to people who pronounce the word “man” in such a way that it rhymes with words like “Rogaine.” Third, the bizarre symmetry of Bow Wow — 18 at the time — referring to a product designed to resuscitate the follicles of men far past their primes brings a smile to my lips every time.
I’d like to think that most of us have access to that kind of power — and not just on the shelves of the local pharmacy — but then only so few can be so-so def.
I haven’t heard that one but my favorite Bow Wow lyric is “I’m not tryin to go out like Todd Bridges on Diff’rent Strokes…”