I heard the barbershops be in great debates all the time
Bout who's the best MC? Kendrick, Jigga and Nas
The stereotypical regulars at a barbershop are always arguing about something; in this case it is who’s the best emcee ever to spit on the microphone. “Jigga” refers to Jay-Z.
Also, a nod to the Jay-Z lines on Where I’m From, with Kendrick replacing Biggie.
Likewise as Nas did on Ether
Kendrick replacing Biggie in the rhyme for himself could mean that K-Dot is proclaiming himself as the King of New York and that he’s claiming B.I.G’s spot in the (alive) NYC hip hop triumvirate.
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