I spilled blood on my apron cooking this shit up
When you spill blood doing something you’re usually working very hard; Kendrick spilled blood on his apron because of the work he put into this verse. Also, when you kill something (in this case, this verse or other rappers), blood tends to get everywhere.
This line actually resonates with the “Pappy Mason than Pastor Mason” line, because it ties into a masonic apron. The masonic apron plays a large role of symbolism in masonry, and is very sacred to the members of the elite society. Masons would never let blood get on their apron or any contamination for that fact because they treat it as a sacred object.
For example, a historically famous case of blood being spilled on a masonic apron is in the case of Meriwether Lewis, who was found dead with blood on his apron, which didn’t make sense because he would have kept his apron is pristine condition. Many use this piece of evidence to support the idea that he was murdered.
It doesn’t matter if blood gets spilled on Kendrick’s apron, he is more focused on killing the competition.
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