The ghetto vocalist is on a state-wide tear
Soon to be the continent and then the freaking globe

from A Tribe Called Quest – Steve Biko (Stir It Up) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Q-Tip came as a rapper from the gutter to be a big name in his state, then in the whole continent, and then worldwide. The way Tribe blew up, this is actually fairly true.

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