I say "Hold up, wait a minute
Your career ain't shit unless you got some Kendrick in it!"
Until “King Kendrick” provides a favor to you by adding some lyricism to your music and helping you receive some success in the industry, everything you have done WON’T MEAN SHIT.
The original line that influenced this appears in the intro and bridge to the West Coast hit from Dr. Dre, “Kush.”
However, with the vocal inflection and the mention of “ain’t shit….. [insert rapper name here] in it”, this seems more like a reference to a line in Danny Brown’s song, “Blunt After Blunt.”
Nelly’s hook on Murphy Lee’s Hold Up also utilizes this approach.
The quote “Hold up wait a minute” was first used in the movie Friday After Next used by Katt Williams saying “Hold up wait a minute, Let me put some pimpin' in it”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G3mmNDlXsM
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