Quarter up and headed for the kill screen

from Aesop Rock – Zero Dark Thirty Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Aesop is saying, “It’s my turn to win”. In this case, he’s going to win big. It’s a great old school video game reference that Aesop has mentioned before. He has a song called The Greatest Pac-Man Victory in History. The image below is the “kill screen” for the arcade classic, Pac Man.

Adversely, you could also look at this and assume this is his last chance to win, but I don’t think he’s that much of a pessimist or he would have quit rap a long time ago.

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