I want to write my cousin a rap song for his wedding

1 Jul

You know when you go to a luau and you drink too much of the special drink and an idea comes up and you think it’s probably the best idea anyone has ever had in the history of the world?

No? Well, let’s say you do. And let’s say you’re going to rap with your uncle at your cousin’s wedding reception because there’s never been a better idea ever in the history of the universe.

But then at the next family function, where there is no special drink, your aunt tells you, you should write the rap song. Because you are a writer.

Even though you don’t write rap songs. Have never written a rap song, except when you and your friends rapped out voicemail messages in middle school because you were losers who thought you were cool.

But then the idea started to really take hold.

I thought this might be something fun I could share with my cousin and his new bride. Things were positive in my head until I told the idea to my husband. His reaction started to make me realize, maybe this isn’t a good idea. Maybe this is indeed the worst idea in the history of the universe.

What if it’s not good because you can’t rap? Your uncle is good at rapping. He might be able to carry you if you write the song.

That sinking feeling is totally hitting now. I am going to ruin my cousin’s wedding reception! But to be fair, it’s not their only reception. They’re getting married destination style, so this is their local celebration. So I’m probably only going to ruin 50% of his wedding.

But it might not ruin it! It might be funny because my uncle and I have always given this cousin a lot of crap.

It could be brilliant. It could be a disaster. This is not my day, and I don’t want to ruin it. But our family celebrates everything with a song. Seriously. My dad writes songs for everything.

And I’m pretty sure through my haze of special juice that my cousin also thought this was a good idea. I actually think it’s coming back now and my cousin sent a reminder to my uncle to remember to practice the rap.

So this article kind of started with you all thinking, oh no, please tell me she didn’t. To, wow, so that’s her family. Puzzle pieces are forming now for you all.

Are we pro or con the rap? And if you’re pro, I need ideas on the beat. What would be a good song to use that’s relatively low pitched? I can’t hit notes at all, but I especially can’t hit high notes. Lol. Are you changing your vote to con now?

(And E if you’re reading this, I promise not to rap at your wedding if you decide to tie the knot. Unless you would like me to, of course. If I were you, I’d wait for this to play out and then decide.)

Kinley Baker


8 Responses to “I want to write my cousin a rap song for his wedding”

  1. Diana Beebe July 1, 2013 at 3:09 am #

    You should go for it! Then again, we tend to think alike about things–public awkwardness is one of my super powers (don’t tell anyone). So, maybe, you shouldn’t base your decision on me.

    I bet you could write something hysterical and loving at the same time, though, because you’re you. If you do, you must post it (video not required). And if your uncle is doing the rapping, just give him the words and stand back. 😀

    Good luck!

    • Kinley Baker July 2, 2013 at 1:12 am #

      Haha. I didn’t expect a positive response. Public awkwardness is one of my super powers, too. Lol. Thank you for the kind words. I was hoping people who know me would see where I was coming from. But my husband knows me the best out of everyone and he’s so anti. It’s hard to know. I’ll take all the luck I can get. 🙂

  2. Elee Danielle July 1, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    Ha! Of course I am reading! I am pro rap! I hope I make it to the reception, it is on our third year anniversary, but I don’t want to miss this musical event.

    • Kinley Baker July 2, 2013 at 1:16 am #

      Hahaha. Well, if you’re pro, I have to do it. It’s hard though! I’m trying to come up with something. Congrats on three years! That’s awesome. Hope we get to see you both again soon.

  3. Susan Jaymes July 2, 2013 at 12:53 am #

    You are braver than I am. I bet you come up with a good rap song. Just do it as the saying goes.

    • Kinley Baker July 2, 2013 at 1:16 am #

      I’m not brave. I’m susceptible to special juice. 😉

  4. Elee Danielle July 4, 2013 at 12:49 am #

    You are not the only one in our family who is susceptible to the juice. I think you would really have to know someone well in order to come up with a good rap song, especially on their wedding day. Good luck to you.

  5. Della July 15, 2013 at 5:46 am #

    totally pro… I am rapping to my fiance at ours. Infact I stumbled across this trying to find a good song to change the lyrics of 🙂

    Also, I am a wedding and event planner. I own RSVP events here in Ottawa, Ontario if that helps..

    Check us out 🙂

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