Got to pay your dues baby you know the rules

from Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In order to gain respect people have to work for their respect or “Pay dues.” These are rules everyone knows.

He also means this Legally, because referring to the last line he says the whack rappers flow is copied from another emcee. Legally if you are to copy another artists work you will have to gain their acceptance of what you are doing with their original material and pay them accordingly. Busta has to do this as well seeing how the beat is sampled.

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