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“KevEn 11 is My Homie”

“KevEn 11 Is My Homie,” is a collaboration between the mysterious KevEn 11 and the heretofore completely anonymous white 80s hip-hop artist Rat Tail, whose current whereabouts are unknown. It was transcribed from a cassette tape discovered last...

All photos by Janicza Bravo featuring Jon Daly as KevEn 11 and Anna Rose Hopkins as Debbie Barry. Wardrobe provided by Arron Mendoza and Ben Phen at L.A.G. Vintage, 4557 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, California, 90029

Below are the lyrics to the long-lost classic “KevEn 11 Is My Homie,” a collaboration between the mysterious KevEn 11 and the heretofore completely anonymous white 80s hip-hop artist Rat Tail, whose current whereabouts are unknown. It was transcribed from a cassette tape discovered last November, wrapped in a ball of human hair in a garbage dump in Guadalajara, Mexico.

RAT TAIL:
KevEn 11 is the name of my homie
You don’t know KevEn, then you must know me
’Cause if you chill with RT, then you chill with him
KevEn 11, Rat Tail, we work it out like a gym

KevEn 11:
Rat Tail, please pardon my interruption
Our friendship volcano ’bout to cause an eruption
Clear the area, please step to the side
We get the freaks in our bucket and we go for a ride

RAT TAIL:
Eight-ball drinkin’ at the pool outside
Bitches sucking our dicks while we give high-fives
KevEn 11 by my side makes me feel more alive
If KevEn was a ho, yo, I’d make him my bride

KevEn 11:
And you know I’d say yes ’cause I don’t give a fuck
I love you like I love it when my dick gets sucked
I guess it’s good luck that you came into my life
And if Rat Tail was a bitch, you know I’d make you my wife

RAT TAIL:
You my homie

KevEn 11:
You my homie

RAT TAIL:
Yeah, you know you my homie

KevEn 11:
You know you my homie

RAT TAIL:
And you know you’re my homie

KevEn 11:
KevEn 11

RAT TAIL:
Rat Tail

BOTH:
Yeah, you know that we’re homies
KevEn 11
Rat Tail
Yeah, you know that we’re homies

RAT TAIL:
See, people don’t really know how down I am with you

KevEn 11:
That’s funny, people don’t know how down I am with you

RAT TAIL:
Well, that’s why we’re recording this dope track

KevEn 11:
Yo, Rat Tail, why don’t we take ’em back to long, long time ago in a Hollywood far away

RAT TAIL:
Kev Elev, you been my brother since I was a kid
Always there by my side for all the bad shit I did
Like robbing liquor stores and fucking with old folks
Running from the cops like we was yellow like egg yolks

KevEn 11:
History, that’s what we got and you know you must not
Step to my homie and come all up in his spot
Step to Rat Tail and you will lay back
After my shotgun shell blast a hole in your back

RAT TAIL:
Me and Kev 11 always on the attack
We send a punk up to heaven with a dick in his crack
He’s a gangsta, I’m a thug, he’s a pimp, I’m a mack
He’s fly fresh to the death like we get def on this track
And by the way, Kev Elev, here’s a new cell phone
So you can always call me up when you’re feeling alone

KevEn 11:
Rat Tail, you’re so dope you fresh and clean like soap

BOTH:
Homies till the end and that ain’t no joke!
Homies till the end and that ain’t no joke!

KevEn 11:
Yo, Rat, let’s find some freaks and give their pussies a poke!

RAT TAIL:
You my homie

KevEn 11:
You my homie

RAT TAIL:
Yeah, you know you my homie

KevEn 11:
You know you my homie

RAT TAIL:
And you know you my homie

KevEn 11:
KevEn 11

RAT TAIL:
Rat Tail

BOTH:
Yeah, you know that we’re homies
KevEn 11
Rat Tail
Yeah, you know that we’re homies

RAT TAIL:
Well, one thing’s clear, KevEn 11

KevEn 11:
What’s that, Rat Tail?

RAT TAIL:
We’re going to be homies till the end of time

KevEn 11:
And time won’t ever end

BOTH:
SO WE’LL ALWAYS BE HOMIES!

VICE will be publishing the lyrics to one of Rat Tail’s masterpieces each issue for at least the next nine months. Read them all and listen to Rat Tail’s third long-lost track, “Daaaaaaaaaammmmmm-mmmmmmmmnnnnnnn,” here.