So you wanna be hardcore
With your hat to the back
Talking about the gats in your raps
But I can't feel that hardcore
Appeal that you're screaming

from The Notorious B.I.G. – Machine Gun Funk Lyrics on Rap Genius


Biggie dedicates the first verse to dissing some unnamed rapper who emulates a gangsta in appearance but not in criminality. Biggie, presumably a real criminal, chides this coward for merely talking about guns without bothering to squeeze the trigger

To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “Machine Gun Funk” by The Notorious B.I.G. Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box