No barking from the dog, no smog
And momma cooked a breakfast with no hog
‘Barking from the dog’ could be referring to either:
– the barking of the next-door neighbour’s dog Rufus
– the ‘barking’ of his enemies/haters trying to get at him
No smog = Cube lives in L.A. which is known to be very smoggy due to its location in low basins surrounded by mountains which creates a container for the pollution
A home-cooked breakfast without pork is an added plus, as Ice Cube had recently converted to Islam and, in the eternal words of The Prophet, “hog ain’t halal”.
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