Slaughterhouse is hot as hell, y'all on that same ol'
But I'm like Samo, before you knew him as Jean-Michel
Crook compares his group Slaughterhouse to hip-hop’s favorite painter, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Due to recent mentions by Jay-Z, Kanye, Rick Ross, and a seeming obsession with the artist by producer Swizz Beatz, who even made a Basquiat-inspired shoe line, the 80’s graf-writer-turned-painter’s cache is at an all-time high
Crooked, as is his wont, takes things one step further by referencing not just Basquiat, but his early, pre-fame days as a graffiti writer, when he worked in an influential two-person graf collective called SAMO with artist Al Diaz. The duo wrote elliptical but poetic phrases all over New York City
While doing all this, Crook manages to throw in a near homophone, rhyming “same ol'” and “SAMO”
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