From the bounce to the ounce, it's all our culture
Common (Ft. Dwele) – The People Lyrics
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From dribbling a basketball to drug dealing, it’s the culture of the people of the ghetto where Common is from (which is Chicago, Illinois).
It could also be a reference to Zapp and Roger Troutman’s single, “More Bounce to the Ounce,” a classic in hip-hop culture.
The aforementioned song has been sampled by quite a few tracks… including MC Breed’s “Ain’t No Future in Yo Frontin',” The Notorious B.I.G.‘ “Goin' Back to Cali,” and E.P.M.D.’s, “You Gots to Chill.”
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