My rap pieces penetrate and infiltrate your mental state

from Common – Watermelon Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

I did that chant, ‘I come to the party in a b-boy stance/I rock on the mic, make the girls wanna dance,’ so, obviously, I’m still coming from hip-hop. But ‘Watermelon’ was about me emceeing; ‘I express like an interstate, hyper when I ventilate/My rap pieces penetrate and infiltrate your mental state'.

For me, it was like, ‘You got Souls of Mischief out there, you got Nas out there, you got all these other MCs that’s bringing something.’ I just wanted to bring that cleverness, that Chicago-ness and that’s what ‘Watermelon’ was.

It actually became one of the songs that some people that know Common or know Resurrection and they be like, “Ay, man, when you gon’ do ‘Watermelon?’ I want some of that stuff like ‘Watermelon’.

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