The only man a ho wait for
Is the sky-blue Bally kid, in '83 rocked Tale Lords
Who is the sky-blue Bally kid? That depends on what you think the first line is. Opinion is split between:
A: The only man a ho wait for…
Here Ghostface has the sky blue Ballys and the line becomes classic braggadocio. Ghost has so much mojo that chicks are willing to wait for him while he does a jail bid.
B: The only man I hold weight for…
Here Ghost is recalling his (presumably brief) time in the drug game. The sky blue Bally kid is a connect that Ghost used to deal drugs (hold weight) for, probably back in 1983.
In both scenarios Ghost remembers wearing Tale Lord jeans (also known as Devil jeans). Tale Lord was an early 80s designer brand, popular in New York especially because they were made in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He also mentions them in “In Tha Park”.
Hoes: would you wait for this man? Fellas: would you hold weight for him?
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