I be Ocean with 11 associates on my side
Lupe must be a fan of the wildly popular ensemble Ocean’s Eleven franchise, which, like the oceans, seems to be getting bigger and bigger as time goes along…
This line could be seen as a reference to the Bible, suggesting he’s one of the twelve disciples.
This could also possibly be referring to the case of Dr. Ossian (pronounced “Ocean”) Sweet. In 1925 Dr. Ossian Sweet (a black man) moved in to a white neighborhood in Detroit. For protection, Dr. Sweet brought with him 9 other men. His wife was also with him along with a police inspector who was placed outside his home: 11 “associates”. Upon Dr. Sweets entry to his own home, an all white mob attacked the home and two members of the mob were hit and one died. Lu could be referencing this case as he is with his associates protecting him just as Dr. Ossian Sweet’s protected him.
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