Dwelling in the Rotten Apple, you get tackled
Or caught by the devil's lasso, shit is a hassle
New York is the Rotten Apple. Getting “tackled or caught in the devil’s lasso” means getting caught by police.
“Devil” is part of “The Nation of Gods and Earths” (or the five percenters) terminology, meaning white people. Other terms for white people in five percenter influenced songs are serpents, cave dwellers, skunks, snakes, or the yacub crew.
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