I keep it 300, like the Romans
Here, Kanye drops his second film reference, referring to the 2007 film 300. The action movie about King Leonidas and his 300 Spartan warriors who go into battle with him. It’s not clear if Kanye realizes that Sparta isn’t Roman. As we know, he’s made film mix-ups before.
This is also a shoutout to fellow Chicago native Chief Keef’s trademark slogan “3hunna” (which originates from the Black Disciples street gang, a notorious Folk Nation gang based in Chicago, Illinois.)
Additionally, keeping it 100 is a common phrase meaning to “keep it real.” Kanye keeps it three times as real, aka 300.
During ‘Ye’s premier of Black Skinhead on his Saturday Night Live performance, he rapped in front of a backdrop of Cerberus, a popular character in Roman and Greek mythology who happens to have 3 heads. 3 heads, 3 hunna.
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