Bars hotter than the blocks where we be at

from Earl Sweatshirt (Ft. Vince Staples) – Burgundy Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

His lyrics are better than the streets they hang out on. This could be a slight reference to Lil Wayne and his 1999 album entitled Tha Block is Hot.

The local OF block is Fairfax. Brought up in many OF songs about how people who aren’t affiliated with OF should “stay off the block nigga, you ain’t welcome.”. Earl playing off this is boasting about how his bars are even hotter then his block swarming with fans.

It’s also probably also referring to how when a block attracts the attention of the law, it’s said to be ‘catching heat’ in street slang. So he is telling us that the areas he hangs out in with his friends are places with a high crime rate…dangerous places to the outsider, places with a lot of ‘heat’ on them. But his raps are so dope, they pack more heat than these blocks

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