Thought I was brighter than a Polo sweater
Polo is a brand with a long history in hip-hop and urban life, and even inspired a whole gang
Polo sweaters tend to come in bright colours, and J Cole is using this in word play to highlight how smart he was. That he was “Brighter than a polo sweater”
adjective, bright·er, bright·est, noun, adverb, bright·er, bright·est.
radiating or reflecting light; luminous; shining: The bright coins shone in the gloom.
filled with light: The room was bright with sunshine.
vivid or brilliant: a bright red dress; bright passages of prose.
quick-witted or intelligent: They gave promotions to bright employees.
clever or witty, as a remark: Bright comments enlivened the conversation.
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