I'm a microphone fiend tryin' to stay alive

from Outkast – B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This is a reference to Eric B. & Rakim’s classic song “Microphone Fiend”. Big Boi understands that rappers live by the beat and you’re only funky as your last cut, so he always has to grind to stay on top.

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