Now they can call me Batman, beyond your maneuvers

from Cannibal Ox – Stress Rap Lyrics on Rap Genius


This is a multi-layered rhyme. On the surface, he’s an MC of greater caliber than others. This is also both a play on the cartoon series Batman Beyond as well as a way of saying he used to carry a gun, but now he uses non-lethal means of weapons.

It’s also a reference to a line used by Joe Clark (Morgan Freeman) in Stand By Me where he says,

“They used to call me Crazy Joe…Now they can call me Batman!”

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