“I cross out words so you will see them more; the fact that they are obscured makes you want to read them.” Jean-Michel Basquiat said that.

from Josh Kun (Ft. J. Period) – The Art of the Crossfade (Excerpt) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The most famous example, due to its shout-outs by Hova, is this, from “Charles the First”:

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