The eye of the Bengal

from Wale – W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E. Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This begins the references for the NFL Team, Cincinnati Bengals.

Examples in the rap include:
– the Ickey Shuffle, popularized by Ickey Woods, a Bengal
– Boomer Esiason, Bengal great
– Anthony Munoz, Hall of Famer that played for the Bengals.

He also refers to “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor (the Bengal is a type of tiger). It was the theme of Rocky III and is commonly used as intense and triumphant theme music.

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