Tally up the alley cat aggression in this Doug E. Fresh infested
Mess of bass line lust and automatic b-boy Krylon can combust circuit

from Aesop Rock – Labor Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In these two lines, Aes alludes to the four elements of hip-hop.


Element #1: Rapping

Doug E. Fresh is one of the original beatboxer/rappers; he represents the first of the four elements.


Element #2: Turntablism

Bass lines are commonly sampled for rap records.


Element #3: Breakdancing

A B-boy (“break boy”) is a street dancer performing to breakbeats.


Element #4: Graffiti

Krylon is a brand of spray-paint, used by graffiti artists.

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