Especially when the crime waves was bigger than tsunamis
Break your boogie boards to pieces

from Kendrick Lamar – Black Boy Fly Lyrics on Rap Genius


A play on the phrase “crime waves”, with “waves” being a homophone. This is a metaphor for saying how drastic the crime rate is in Compton, that it breaks you down and will wipe you out.

The “boogie boards” are as a metaphor for the only resources they have to ride these waves — it’s not much and they can’t stand up to the enormous, violent waves.

Sample of the first sound in Crimewave by Crystal Castles notable at this point.

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