In-and-out like I'm punching in
Bitch better go take lunch again
I'm working with a bomb of confidence
Politicking and flipping the system
Yelawolf delivers some clever wordplay to us here.
“In ‘n out like I’m punchin’ in”
Yelawolf begins these next four bars with comparing his razor sharp, quick flow (in ‘n out) to a worker punching in to work and punching out to go home, along with referring to the line two bars up — the one where it says “Like it’s a fight that I’m just jumpin’ in”. His fists are as fast as his flow in a fight.
“Bitch, better go take lunch again”
Continuing the job-related theme, he’s demanding that the other whack rappers just go back on their break, cause they aren’t needed with Yelawolf around.
“I’m working with a-bomb-of/obama confidence”
He’s gotta have a LOT of confidence in his skills to be able to tell all the other rappers to just quit cause he can handle this shit.
This is where it gets really clever. President Obama is a black president, the first one. All the other Presidents of America have been white. Throughout his campaigning, he displayed confidence in his ability to run the country (coughcoughrightintothegroundcoughcough).
Yelawolf is comparing his situation to President Barrack Obama’s — a black man running in a predominantly white system for power, while Yelawolf is a white rapper participating in a predominantly black genre of music for success. He has the same amount of confidence in his ability to make it in hip hop as Obama had in his ability to become President.
“Politician and flippin' the system”
This further strengthens the Obama comparison — just like politicians fuck up the system (flip it), Yelawolf is gonna fuck up the system of hip hop (aka “the game”, which it’s commonly called) with his deeply rooted Southern style.
The Obama reference also ties in nicely with the “thinkin' about the government” from the introduction.
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