Fou Lee by Blue Scholars

Fou Lee by Blue Scholars

Rap duo Blue Scholars dropped the music video for their single “Fou Lee” off the Cin√©metropolis album. It’s a fun video shot at various Asian grocery store locations in the Seattle area. After you go shopping, you’ve got to take the ingredients back home to cook. Here’s more about the inspiration for the single:

The song was “inspired by shopping trips we made to that grocery store when we lived in the heart of Beacon Hill, from 2004 to 2008,” Geo says. “We had house parties during recording sessions for The Long March and Bayani during that time, made a lot of coffee runs, had a lot of meetings, and the meals we shared were usually cooked with ingredients bought at our favorite Vietnamese-owned Philippine grocery store, where the staff greets you in Tagalog spoken with thick Vietnamese accents. This song uses food as an analogy for who we are – a mash-up of ingredients, chopped up and thrown onto a fire made from memory instead of recipe.”

You can get the track at Fou Lee - Cinemetropolis or amazon

Fou Lee by Blue Scholars

Lyrics to Fou Lee by Blue Scholars

It goes one, one to the two three
People asking “Geo, what the hell does OOF! mean?”
You a true fiend you’re the new thing I’m a cool king
Felix throwin the two scene
Only came here to tell you two things
Be original, it’s unconditional
My unconventional means of marketin’ things
Is hella ground up in a top-bottom scene
Rather leave people than the press
The press I guess it’s a good thing
Got both on the team
If you focused like me
You know what I mean
The door knocks better hope it’s not me
The kid rolls deep with musicians like Ozomatli
Bonafide trees breathe makin petrified knees
These neighbors Black Latin all types of Chinese
With a sudden European and flux increase
Been fucked since the real estate bubble bursts now
And the real estate witnessin the homicide race
Like back when the kids watched tapes of Menace and Juice
They need medicine truth is
No single man woman president can alter the present
Bottom goddamn cells we movin its swell
One felled motion the monuments fell
Learned that from Hindu to do it yourself

It goes one, one to the two three
Cruise on a hill gettin food at Fou Lee
Gonna take more than a few to fool me
Only get this timin if you study Cool G ooh wee

One to the two three
Cruise on a hill gettin food at Fou Lee
Gonna take more than a few to fool me
Only get this timin if you study Cool G ooh wee

It starts simmerin now
They start listenin now
When I travel then I’m missin the sound
No particular style second round
See a trainer in the corner startt to pick up a towel
Superhero in the eyes of my child
Guess I gotta live it out until he figures it out
Just an ordinary guy doin extraordinary things
Still got a 9 to 5 but from PM to AM
Seems we were made for the mayhem literally speakin
This is MC Foods Alaska to Beacon
Where the peril lines reachin and we sleep underneath them
I keep em far from the leeches and the drunken ???
I was speakin with this cat in the back of the train
He said “Ten years for this? Transit is lame”
When you consider what we lost for the city to gain
It’s more than neighbors and places it’s memories mane
Whatever he says, switch the topic instead
Get to talk about the Hawks and the Sonics and shit
Reminiscing on N’Kembe on the floor with the ball
And he ball and we balled and he’s still pissed off
Anybody in the Town into sports God bless em
We heard that all underdogs go to Heaven
Tell em later, he says God willing
And now I gotta find my way up and he’ll once again

It goes one, one to the two three
Cruise on a hill gettin food at Fou Lee
Gonna take more than a few to fool me
Only get this timin if you study Cool G ooh wee

One to the two three
Cruise on a hill gettin food at Fou Lee
Gonna take more than a few to fool me
Only get this timin if you study Cool G ooh wee

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