A little vodka turn 'em into Ivan Koloff
Ivan Koloff was a professional wrestler back in the day, and a more obscure reference than Nikita Koloff, which has another syllable and all that, so wouldn’t work here unless Genius adjusted the lyric somehow.
The funny thing is that the “Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff was… well, not actually Russian. Sorry. Canadian. Dude’s name is Jim Parras.
So if GZA is really being savvy here, he’s saying that drinking a little vodka makes an MC as authentic as a Canadian pro wrestler wearing a cape and waving a USSR flag.
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