Muhammad Hovi my back against the rope
When your backs against the ropes in a boxing match, it usually means you’re in a lot a trouble! However, Muhammed Ali is renowned for his ‘rope-a-dope’ technique, wherein he would purposely set himself up against the ropes in what looks like a losing position. However, he was merely allowing his opponent to punch themselves out and then exploit their tiredness.
A lot of times in life it looked like Jay was against the ropes, defeat imminent, but Jigga knew he would always come out on top.
The rope is also important in the Islam, linked to the figure of Muhammad/Allah. The rope is the symbol of the road to your dreams, what you have to do in order to reach them. A particular kind of rope called Agal, is used to keep the keffiyeh in place. Dude starts the song with an Islamic reference. the song is drowning in religion.
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