The reaper calling, I'm cottonmouth
- A reaper is a machine that gathers a crop, which cotton is inferred as.
- Reaper also refers to the grim reaper, aka death who is coming to kill him.
Based on the skit, Kendrick and his boys are out seeking vengeance for the murder of his brother Dave. Kendrick realizes he too can be killed in this anger driven vendetta he’s on. His mouth is dry because of the realization that death may be around the corner or because of the weed he smoked.
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