Y'all need to repent cause y'all been imitating
A statue of me, to you is a statute of limitations
Continuing to compare himself to God (this song is, after all, called Legendary and about how incredible he is) he calls out unoriginal rappers who just imitate good rappers and/or whoever is hot at the moment. The Ten Commandments orders followers not to create or worship any other gods or idols (That Judeo-Christian god sure is a jealous one…). So by imitating Royce (who is calling himself God here), they are breaking that commandment and need to repent (admitting and regretting one’s actions).
“Statute of limitation” likely means that other rappers skills are limited compared to him.
But here’s where it gets really complex:
Legendary people often have statues made of them. Statues (especially when worshipped) can be considered idols, thus breaking the previously-mentioned Commandment.
A statute of limitations is a law that sets the maximum amount of time after a crime occurs that someone can be prosecuted for it, because “over time, evidence can be corrupted or disappear, memories fade, [etc.]"
Legends grow and evolve over time as the people who actually remember the factual basis for them die.
So people can become legendary and have statues built in their likeness and be idolized while their immoral actions are forgotten. (Colombus anyone?)
Yep, we actually have a holiday for this douchebag.
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