Wanna buy a bottle but I ain't paid my tithes
A possible double-meaning here:
– Buying bottles of wine (usually abbreviated as bottles in the hip-hop world), is a symbol of wealth for rap artists. The richest rap stars “pop bottles” in the club then show off about it in their songs. Big KRIT, speaking in the point of view of the “American Rapstar,” wants to be like them and pop bottles as well, but he hasn’t put in the work necessary to do so.
– The way Big KRIT says “ties” also sounds like “tithes,” which is the principle of exchange within Christianity. Observant Christians pay their tithe during service, when they support their church with monetary contributions (usually in the form of money donations). With this in mind, KRIT’s line can serve as a metaphor: KRIT (don’t forget, he’s speaking as the American Rapstar still) wants to reap in the benefits of being a rap star, but he hasn’t done anything to give back to what helped him get there.
What does this connection have to do with wine you ask?? Well, in the Old Testament, when Melchizedek offered Abram bread, wine, and blessings in the name of God, tithes were exchanged between the two. Abram had to pay his tithe to get his bottle, and so do you, KRIT.
Abram’s ‘finna ball out with 'dem fresh bottles
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