I like playing with the pans in the kitchen mama
You gon' let me play with the pans in the kitchen mama
Don't care what you say about the pans in the kitchen mama
I'mma prove that I'm the man in the kitchen mama!

from Hopsin – Pans In the Kitchen Lyrics on Rap Genius


He is going to be however he wants to be and do whatever he wants to do. The “retarded” act of playing with pots and pans at that age symbolizes that free will. As if saying “If I’m retarded, be it, I'mma prove that I can make something productive of it.”

After which he deems himself “man of the kitchen”, leader of the world he’s orchestring. In parallel to a bigger stage for the metaphor, where he takes on the world with his crazy music making.

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