I abuse every beat that I spit on leave it like Emmitt

from Alex Ruffin – Overdosed on Reality Lyrics on Rap Genius


This line is in reference to Emmitt Smith, the legendary NFL player. He is commonly seen in the Just For Men commercials now that hes been retired for some years now. The skit shows him in a rocking chair looking as if hes in agony with grey hairs.


Plain and simple: I retire instrumentals.

To retire an instrumental in my eyes means to kill it to the point where it can’t even be rapped on anymore.

To kill something clearly means to inflict damage of some sort.

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