I'm like a world almanac, so tell the media

from Rakim – Set 'Em Straight Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

An almanac is a big book full of facts, most of the time being a yearly publication. Rakim is saying that he has all the facts.

When he says to tell the media, the media is always looking for the scoop but most of the time they get their information from unreliable sources. If they go to Rakim, they’re getting straight facts.

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