Forklift the tippy top, best under 40 list
Businesses often do a ‘top 40 under 40’ list.
Earl is saying that HE is one of the top 40 under 40 in the rap game, which he uses to joke, as the vast majority of rappers ARE under 40.
This is Earl’s insinuation that he should be compared to EVERYONE in the rap game, not just a certain age group.
Therefore, he’s riding a forklift to the top of the “best under 40” list. He uses “forklift” as he does think he is one of the greatest and therefore doesn’t need to go very high. Also suggests that he is small, still young, though he’s bars are very heavy.
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