There was a Hardy Boy mystery I was trying to solve
Can't understand who the fuck was involved
This reference to amateur detectives The Hardy Boys sets the theme for the “Stolen Moments” trilogy. Like them, Common has a mystery to solve — his own burglary.
These lyrics are adapted from Erick Sermon’s opening lines on EPMD’s “Get Off the Bandwagon”:
There was a Hardy Boy mystery you were trying to solve
Can’t understand how you got involved
Sermon continues his verse by giving the listener three clues. Common discovers three clues in this verse — the time of day of the robbery, the roach in the ashtray, and the chicken.
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