Just like T-I-P told you ASAP but you niggas rappin like Aesop, Aesop
Cole told everyone that he was going to make a miraculous come back (going with sports theme of the previous line) ASAP (As Soon As Possible). This plays off the song “ASAP” by T.I.
Also a play on the book Aesop’s Fables: A fable isn’t real (fake/fiction). Cole knows other rappers are spitting about things they aren’t really living. .
This is also a reference to “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” by Nas, in which he raps:
The buddha monk’s in your trunk, turn the bass up
Not stories by Aesop, place your loot up, parties I shoot up
The references to Illmatic, the album that “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” is on, continues in the hook.
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