1. Achieve something by use of cunning or deceit. e.g: "she suspects me of trying to weasel my way into his affections".
Critics literally take this meaning to describe Weasel's role in the once dynamic duo that was Goodlyfe.
"He can't sing", they say.
But Weasel isn’t supposed to. He is a singjay. Forget the grammar. His style is ragamuffin. And ragamuffins are freestyle by default.
A ragamuffin style may have a mix of elements of Jamaican patois, Naija pidgin and anything else in between. He may flow so well, but he doesn't have to rhyme.
Now, take a look at this;
Mubendabye yasinga, first grade mwayitira /
First class mwobeera, mwobeera, mwobeera /
Awansiiwa wantakudde, nebwembeera ntamidde /
Nga sikumye budde, tambuza gyenvudde /
- Weasel’s verse, Fitting (Radio and Weasel ft. Desire Luzinda)
I used to think that you want my money /
Girl you make me turn girl, I dream over honey /
Give you everything, I'll take you far away /
Girl you’re the girl, you'll earn my pay /
You pull me up, like magnet to metal /
Sexy girl, you deserve a gold medal /
- Weasel’s verse, Magnetic (Radio and Weasel)
Me say, me know she want me, yeah she want me /
She wanna wan’ me, kiss and caress me /
Long time she want me, wanna be my honey /
Spend all di money, make love in di morning /
She a right type of girl, she a princess /
She wanna be my only one and me empress /
Shaka she want, she want in excess /
Excess like a princess, she restless /
- Weasel’s verse, Where you are (Radio and Weasel ft. Blue*3)
Even in all this, he still attempts to rhyme. Maybe it was a case of living quite close to Radio. So he got the Radio effect. Maybe it wasn’t. But his style breaks the would-be monotony of the duo’s music, giving it a dynamic feel.
A welcome ingredient, it certainly exposes self-styled music fanatics who still believe Weasel’s only contribution to Goodlyfe music was that trademark intro. The seemingly monotonous "bibiri bibiri bibiri, bomb scare!"
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