I'd rather listen to silence then you holla
Borrowed your persona from the late that made Dear Mama

from Common – Soul Power Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He’d rather hear nothing instead of rappers who say nothing and stole the image of Tupac. Check out his track “Dear Mama” here.

This could also be a subliminal shot at Ja Rule, given the “holla” reference and the fact that Ja Rule has often been thought of as a 2Pac imitator.

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