Homie chose to go toe-to-toe, I had to break his leg
Like a cliché to rock a show, is that over your head?

from Ab-Soul (Ft. Black Hippy, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q) – Black Lip Bastard (Remix) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Soul interweaves the literal and figurative meanings of two expressions to create a dense line.

Performers are often told to “break a leg” right before they go on stage as a way of saying good luck or to rock the stage. It’s a pretty cliche expression.

When somebody tried to step to Ab-Soul’s level on the mic (go toe to toe), he rocked so hard (broke a leg), that he ended up literally breaking the other guy’s leg, thus tying in the literal meaning of toe to toe, which would be impossible to do with no leg.

At the end he sneaks another body part related idiom, to ask whether you even understand. Don’t worry Soulo! We got you covered.

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