No cosign, no bovine

from Childish Gambino – We Ain't Them Lyrics on Rap Genius


CG has built a career without being signed to any other rappers or participating in any beef (the definition of bovine), two ways that many artists make it in the industry these days.

Bovine is also a reference to a bull, so also “no bullshit”.

“No cosign” could also be a reference to the fact that he never had a cosigner on his first home. He also says the phrase on “Backpackers”:

No cosign, trigonometry

In the next line he mentions how he plans to pull back on the punchlines. In “Backpackers,” after saying “no cosign,” he says “trigonometry,” ergo a punchline. But instead here he says “no bovine” after to show he is cutting back on the punches

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