from Rakim – Microphone Fiend Lyrics on Rap Genius


A person who thinks that they have every disease they hear about. Hypochondria is “excessive preoccupation or worry about having a serious illness.” Rakim is using the word Hype in the sense of being wild and energetic (unlike that of a fad, which Public Enemy used the same year), similar to the way hypochondriacs make a lot of fuss about being ill.

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