I just gave y'all a loose hundred: Newports

from Joell Ortiz – Battle Cry Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This was a 100 bar rap, which is considered fairly long and intricate compared to other raps of its ilk. He relates this to Newport cigarettes, a brand of cigarette popular in the hood, which people can buy in a 100 pack

Actually, you cannot buy a pack of 100 cigarettes, there are Newport 100’s which are longer than your average cigarette, and they are loose if not correctly packed before opening and smoking.

Newport 100’s are 100mm long. regular cigarettes are 80mm long, and 72’s are 72 mm.

Joell may also mentioning loosey’s. If you don’t have the money for a full pack you can buy a loosey. One cigarette. And if you only got one you’re gonna want a hundred. you can clip it and smoke half later.

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