More Crip than cryptic scriptures encrypted with backwards vernacular

from Jean Grae (Ft. Pharoahe Monch & Royce Da 5'9") – Assassins Lyrics on Rap Genius


An intense bit of wordplay by Monch here, playing with the name of the Crips gang (opposite of the Bloods, as mentioned above), the word “cryptic” (defined as “Having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure”) and the concept of encryption, or translating data into a secret code.

In simple English, it means: “In the streets I am harder than understanding an already-confusing document that’s been written backwards.”

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