Standing on the shoulders of 20 thousand fiends

from Pusha T (Ft. 50 Cent & Pharrell Williams) – Raid Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Play on the saying “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants” which, in the modern interpretation, means someone who achieves new heights by building on those who came before them.

In Pusha T’s version he has reached great “heights” pumping drugs to 20,000 drug addicts.

To put this in context this would be the equivalent to controlling the drug trade in a city the size of Glasgow in Scotland.

Scottish drug trafficker Thomas McGraw controlled trafficking activities worth approximately $22.5 million dollars.

Imagine 20,000 of these:

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