Your style is played out
Like Arnold and that, what you talkin' bout Willis

from The Notorious B.I.G. (Ft. Method Man) – The What Lyrics on Rap Genius


A celebrated line, oft-repeated by Gary Coleman’s character Arnold on the TV show Diff'rent Strokes.

As with Arnold’s line, Biggie finds other rappers' verses full of tired old phrases, “played out” (rendered banal) by repetition

See the “Flava In Ya Ear” remix for another Diff'rent Strokes based simile from Biggie.

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