(yeah, I could've been more subtle when polluting paradise gene puddle)
Making reference to the concept of the “gene pool". A “paradise gene puddle” sounds like he means “the traits that constitute a traditionally good rapper”. He’s saying that his style came out of nowhere and made people have to rethink what being a good rapper is all about, because his lyrics are complex, cryptic and poetic. Something that nobody expected.
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