Glass of OJ Simpson

from Earl Sweatshirt – Luper Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

…now we’re talking. Earl takes his happy morning and starts to nudge it in his usual direction

OJ = Orange Juice

The addition of “Simpson” to “OJ” shocks us out of the politeness of the verse’s intro and gives us some foreshadowing of the future. OJ Simpson is a former NFL player who was famously acquitted of the murder of his ex-wife

The above-pictured Juice is no longer on the loose, having been incarcerated for armed robbery in 2008.

This line preludes what’s about to happen to Earl: get away with murder, but get arrested for a lesser crime.

O.J Simpson was also nicknamed “The Juice” during his NFL career. This is also why Earl uses “OJ Simpson” instead of “Orange Juice.”

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