In the hood like catalytic converters

from Pharoahe Monch (Ft. DJ Boogie Blind & Showtyme) – Clap (One Day) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Using a simile, Pharoahe describes that he is in the hood like a catalytic conveter. Catalytic converters are a part of a car, located under the car or the ‘hood’ (bonnet). However in this context Pharoahe would refer to ‘the hood’ as a house, area or suburb.

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