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Some people say that only the strong people are dealt such hard problems in life because they are the ones who will be able to handle them. Doesn’t sound fair does it though?

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December 8th, 2013

I think this is more about how people take pride in living in and coming from the ghetto… like the gangster rappers “rapping bullshit” that De La takes point with… they’re misleading youth in their dreams.

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Playing on sexual terms like “hard” & “vaginal”,

Pos disses you by basically saying no matter how much you like to appear tough, you’re a bitch.

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It some situations of rap battling or beefing over wax, MC’s often diss somebody back over their own beat as a sign of disrespect.

Ice Cube was very well known for using this technique.

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Double meaning here — the literal meaning is being in a movie theater and being “moved”, but the rhyme also shows the metaphorical nature of what’s going on internally.

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MC Ride is expressing his distain for commercial glamour and excessive fixations on money and luxurious lifestyles. He feels all of that materialistic shit is fake, and the grittier more raw lifestyle is the truest way to live.

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All the style and musicality without questionably effeminate glam and personal issues Michael Jackson encountered.

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Ghost is going to kill these dudes faster than you’d get your food at a McDonald’s. Food even being metaphor for the taste of death Ghost will be serving them.

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The overwhelming effect of the sun is going to make you become dizzy and feel hypnotized.

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"24/7, 365, Kendrick Lamar is always right on time" (Kendrick Lamar – GQ Man of The Year 2013 Freestyle) | accepted

Also a reference to Pusha T’s line from Kanye’s Runaway

"Heard the flow was getting better, is he sleeping with Er..." (Childish Gambino – Yaphet Kotto) | accepted

[This also isn’t the first time Gambino has mentioned Ms. Badu] (http://rapgenius.com/Childish-gambino-im-on-it-lyrics#note-364590)

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"And they bitches wanna salute me or seduce me" (Kendrick Lamar – Ignorance is Bliss) | accepted

Also parodies Waka’s series of mixtapes Salute Me or Shoot Me

"And son don’t forget / Bitches ain’t shit, hoes ain’t nei..." (Kendrick Lamar – County Building Blues) | rejected

Reference to Snoop & Dre’s classic west coast track “Bitches Aint Shit.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYHL6AYAwQU

"Liquor spilling pistols popping" (Kendrick Lamar – Money Trees) | accepted

The effect and cause of being in the m.A.A.d city. Liquor spilling is commonly known as a sign of respect for the dead. Dump out your homie’s favorite 40 oz to honor their memory.

Pistols popping will have your dumping your liquor out sooner or later.

"Maybe cause I'm a dreamer and sleep is the cousin of death" (Kendrick Lamar – Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst) | accepted

A reference to the 1994 Nas track “NY State of Mind.” Kendrick is playing with danger “being a dreamer”, sleep being the cousin of death.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKjj4hk0pV4

"I'm like Tre, that's Cuba Gooding" (Kendrick Lamar – Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst) | accepted

An inspiration for good kid, m.A.A.d city. Cuba Gooding Jr’s character Tre is very much like Kendrick. A smart, charismatic kid caught up in violent gang-ridden city.