A heavy smoker so you know I brought the Blake with me

from A$AP Rocky (Ft. Action Bronson, Big KRIT, Danny Brown, Joey BADA$$, Kendrick Lamar & Yelawolf) – 1 Train Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Blake is a character on the popular Comedy Central series Workaholics, who is known for smoking “hella” weed.

Also referring to a Clipper lighter (sometimes called a Blake) — commonly used to roll up since the flint can be removed and used as a poker

Clipper?? Blake?? Amazing word play leading into a great Blake Griffin reference?? I think so!!


Maybe unintended by Bronson is a nod to William Blake, a late-18th, early-19th century mystic Romantic poet whose own “doors-of-perception” verses lend themselves nicely with the smoke. Interesting too, that the very next line, “The moon’s reflection off the lake hit me,” is one that shares a closer affinity to the nature poetry of the Romantic poets than it does with the typical lyrical, more urban content of most rap songs.

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