The Lord put the blessing upon the MC
O to the M, dreams were spoken to him
That's when I knew my flows would overflow to the rim
Open my eyes, yes sir this is what I'm made for
His flow overflows boundaries and limits like water at the rim of a glass or bowl. Also, “to the rim” sets up a reference to the D. Wade/D. Rose hard in the paint basketball line that appears later in the verse.
In continuing with the religious references, this line alludes to Psalms 23:4-23:5, which say,
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
The line, “O to the M, dreams were spoken to him” could be a reference to one of the following:
- Otis Moss III, a preacher on the south-side of Chicago. Common would be very familiar with him, having attended and freestyled at his church — the same church President Obama attended.
- God Himself (being a play on the abbreviation “OMG”).
- Common’s name is often shortened to Com. The C would in this case come from the previous line: “… upon the MC, O, to the M”.
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