If Barry White was in the mob
I still would be deeper

from Common – Watermelon Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Straightforward play on words. One who is in the mob is rolling “deep” — that is, has many confederates backing him and ready to offer him assistance. Barry White was a soul singer famous for his rich baritone voice. Common identifies himself as “deep” in a third sense — his lyrics are profound.

R.I.P. Barry White (1944-2003)

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