Without the braids I'm the closest thing to O-Dog

from T.I. – 56 Bars (Intro) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In the words of his homeboy Kane, O-Dog was America’s nightmare because he was “young, black and just didn’t give a fuck.”

Tip likes all of that but disagrees with O-Dog’s choice of hairstyle, the dookie braid fade.

In T.I.’s real life, a friend of his named Omari McCree, affectionately known as O-Dog, was a high ranking member of the notorious drug ring known as the Black Mafia Family or BMF. O-Dog was the FBI’s key witness in their investigation and prosecution of T.I.’s good friend Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and his brother Terry

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