My unusual style will confuse you a while
If I was water, I'd flow in the Nile
In case you ditched or forgot what you learned in your geography lessons in elementary/middle school, the Nile River is the longest river in the world (at 4,130 miles long). This means that Rakim “flows” longer and quite possibly more complex for the common person to understand… which refers to when he says that his style will “confuse you [for] a while”.
Note how he, not only used the word “flow” (which is now known as the rapper’s “method of delivery”), but he refers to his “unusual style”: his method of delivery. It is quite possible that this song helped link the word “flow” with style the way it is used in hip-hop today.
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