Just copped a maroon 5, no Adam Levine

from J. Cole (Ft. Kendrick Lamar) – Forbidden Fruit Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Cole just bought a brand new maroon colored Audi A5, or a BMW 5.

OR he’s talking about the air jordan maroon 5’s

The first thought would be that he’s referring to the band — Maroon 5, but then says that it’s NOT:

No Adam Levine

Adam Levine is the lead-singer of the group, again the Adam (And Eve) reference, but this time another Adam.

Also, this line uses the technique of slant rhyming. Cole mispronounces Adam Levine so it can rhyme with mind, grind and time. In actuality, Levine is pronounced in a way so one might think it is spelled “Leveen.”

Editor note: There’s a lot of wondering whether it’s the kicks or the whip. I started the annotation with saying it was the shoes, then later people said it was the Audi, then the BMW. It’ll be open for interpretation for now.

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