Cause I'm able to rock a crowd without a cable
Or a Cuban link and (yo, Lincoln wasn't Cuban!)

from Masta Ace – Me & the Biz Lyrics on Rap Genius


Masta Ace boasts that he doesn’t need to wear fancy jewelry (“cable” and “Cuban link” are both types of chains) to keep a crowd’s attention.

The subsequent pun is accurate: Abraham Lincoln was not in fact born in Cuba. Interestingly, there IS a statue of the Great Emancipator on Havana’s Avenida de los Presidentes, but this is almost definitely not the intent of the line.

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