Okay, you're a goon but what's a goon to a goblin?
“You’re tough, but I’m tougher.”
That seems to be the obvious interpretation. But then Weezy answered a question about the line in an ESPN blog post and managed to make me more confused.
Reader Question: Why is a goon nothing compared to a goblin? And are the Raiders the Goons of the NFL and the Titans the Goblins?
Lil Wayne’s Answer: Let’s say you’re a goon. Well, what’s a goon to a goblin? Nothing. They’re the same thing. So are the Raiders goons and the Titans the goblins? No, because the Titans are having an amazing year and the Raiders have been not so amazing. If you’re going for a goons and goblins reference, I would say if you’re calling Oakland goons I would use Jacksonville or St. Louis as goblins. Or if you want to use the Titans as goons, the Giants would be your goblins. You gotta pick teams that are on the same page when you making that analogy.
Wayne would later re-use the goon/goblin comparison as part of his hook in “We Be Steady Mobbin” featuring Gucci Mane.
Some might say Lil Wayne’s toughness stems not only from his “goblin” status, but from the fact that he (and, let’s face it, only he) really knows the relation of a goon to a goblin.
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