When I drop a single, it’s really like a pair
Of Air Jordans, important to the culture
When I drop a single, it’s really like a pear/pair (The soft drink Peardrop = sweet).
Also note the single/double wordplay — when Common releases music, it’s so good that it’s more like he released two great songs at once.
In classic free-associative style, Common moves from “pair” to “a pair of shoes” — the Nike Air Jordans, since 1985 the preeminent shoe in black youth culture. Jay-Z isn’t the only one who can make fawning references to MJ, and in the case of Common, he has a Chicago connection.
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