I started off with too much cargo
Dropped four niggas now

from Ice Cube – No Vaseline Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Ice Cube started off “with too much cargo”, that’s N.W.A had too many band members sharing the money. He uses this phrase because he’s quoting NW..A’s line about him from Real Niggaz:

“We started out with too much cargo
So I’m glad we got rid of Benedict Arnold
”..

“Dropped Four Niggas”, which it goes by the “N.W.A” group, that’s MC Ren, Eazy-E, Dr. Dre and DJ Yella. Ice Cube does not count their “thug-professional” manager Jerry Heller as well (he might not be black, but he’s a nigga, feel me?)

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