"You better change what comes out your speaker"
"Dee-dee-dee, dah-dee, dah-dee, dee-dee, dah-dee, day-ah" (What is it?)

from Pusha T (Ft. Kendrick Lamar) – Nosetalgia Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This is a sample from Boogie Down Productions' ‘’The Bridge Is Over‘’. Pusha T and Kendrick Lamer urges listeners to listen to doper material — something like this particular track.

“The Bridge is Over” was also part of ending the New York Bridge Wars, a long-time battle between New York rappers. Scott La Rock was killed later that year, which helped usher in the “Stop The Violence” movement that ended the Bridge Wars, which “changed what comes out” people’s speakers, metaphorically. Similarly, the “bridge” of lame rap is over — Push and K.Dot are here to usher in the future.

KRS-One’s lines from the BDP song are, themselves, an interpolation from the verse of Billy Joel’s “Still Rock and Roll to Me,” used clownishly at the end of the diss track. The line, “What is it?,” comes from Malcolm Maclaren’s “D'ya Like Scratchng”.

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