So hats off, y'all fit for this, but y'all the type we laugh at
I'm way ahead, and when I aim for yours, something tells me he won't snap back

from Joe Budden (Ft. Ab-Soul) – Cut From a Different Cloth Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Great word play here!

Firstly, Joe started by saying hats off which is what happens when he aims for your head, leaving you cap-less. He also refers to these rappers as “fitted hats”, in that they are right where they need to be, making shitty music. Also the fact the they are out of style. Both of these reasons leads Joe to laugh at you.

Joe makes “ahead” a multi-syllable. Referring to both “ahead” as in better than you and “a head” as in your actual head, the one he proclaims he’s taking aim at.

Furthermore when he does, Joe plays on “snap back”. Referring to the literal snap back cap you wear on your head and in addition the words themselves, he implies you won’t be “coming back”.

Interestingly enough, the “snapback cap” is something that’s recently come back into both hip hop and fashion from it’s early roots in the 90’s. Thus consolidating Joe’s premise; After I come for you — you won’t be coming back like the snapback.

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