Olde English filled my mind
And I came up with a funky rhyme

from LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Booze (specifically malt liquor) is LL’s muse. Hey, look, I too came up with a funky rhyme

True heads know that LL had previously dissed the other guy in “I’m the Type of Guy” by saying he “drinks Olde English”! This is the kind of flip-flopping that always dogged LL’s street credibility, while of course it also is that, er, flexibility that allowed him to keep songs on the radio and make megabucks.

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