Strapped like Bamboo but I don't sling guns
I got bags of funk and it's selling by the tons
Bamboo is a character in the 1993 movie Strapped (played by Fredro Starr from Onyx), a former drug dealer who now sells guns for a living.
“Strapped like bamboo” is a pun that also refers to how bamboo held together when its used as a building material. It is “strapped” together with rope or cord, not nailed or screwed together like normal wood. I’m sure this is a pun and not a coincidence.
Biggie may still carry guns but he’s left the drug game behind. These days the only bags he sells are bags of funk.
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