The stones in the pocket'll drag you down to Davy Jones' locker

from Lupe Fiasco (Ft. Jay Z) – Pressure Lyrics on Rap Genius


“Stones” in this case refer to “rocks” of crack (which, if you’re caught with them in your pocket, will only “sink” you into further trouble, all the way down to the grave of sunken ships). We know Lupe is a big UGK fan, so it may bear mentioning that Pocket Full of Stones is a track on their debut album.

This line also encodes a reference to the Almighty Black P. Stone Nation, a Chicago gang associated with “Pocket Town,” a South Side neighborhood located between Oak Woods Cemetery and the Metra tracks.

And, yes, Lupe is continuing the “Sly and the Family Stone” reference.

Psst—say girl. Want to see what’s in my locker?

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