Now I’m about to make them tuck their whole summer in

from Kanye West (Ft. Jay Z) – Otis Lyrics on Rap Genius


Here Kanye plays off of Jay-Z’s famous success at “holding down” summers by releasing a pop hit that dominates the airwaves and by being the premiere act at NYC radio Hot 97’s Summer Jam. Jay’s obsession with summer as the peak of the rap season is reflected in his “retirement” track Dear Summer.

Rappers tuck in their chains because they fear getting robbed; Kanye is instructing rappers to “tuck in” their summer hits (i.e. be inconspicuous, don’t talk shit about being on top of the game) lest Kanye slide through with a fresh pop single and take away their success and attention.

He could also be talking about his upcoming Cruel Summer album.

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