Abrasive as fuck and they all
Pay me, I'm chuckling cross-faded in public

from Earl Sweatshirt (Ft. Vince Staples) – Burgundy Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Although Earl’s music and persona exude violence and aggression, labels still want his music. Thus it should be no surprise he’s drunk and high (“cross-faded”) in public.

“Cross-fading” is also a method for transitioning from one musical track to another, creating a double entrendre.

“Cross-faded” is being drunk and high at the same damn time.

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