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He’ll emasculate men into little mice

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“Simply Red” was an English Rock/Soul band that was popular in the 1980s. Their most successful single was “Holding Back the Years.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG07WSu7Q9w

Ludacris is making a play on words with this reference. He is “red-faced” about the trials and tribulations of his childhood — perhaps the red face is from anger, excitement, or a multitude of any other possible emotions he is feeling.

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Snoopy Blue is from the east side of South Central Los Angeles, and is specifically from the gang East Coast Crips, a large L.A. Crip gang (which has no relation to the East Coast of the U.S.). He thus refers to himself as an “Eastie.”

The “Blue Line” is a Los Angeles metro passenger rail line that runs along the east side of Los Angeles and nearby suburbs.

Snoopy Blue is comparing his eastern origins to the eastern origins of the Metro Blue Line.

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Rick Ross is endorsed by Reebok, so he’s likely shouting out the brand which pays him.

More specifically, Rick Ross is wearing the “Basquiat” Reeboks, which were curated/designed by Swizz Beatz, who is a fan of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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People want to kill him; similar to how Biggie Smalls was killed.

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University of Oklahoma’s team name. Riff Raff is likely referring to playing for OU’s football team, since they are known for having a strong football program, as he elaborates on in the next bar.

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Reminiscing on different types of shoes…

Troops:

Lottos:

British Knights (“BKs”):

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To be on someone’s “shit list” is to be on someone’s “bad side.” He doesn’t like that person.

To burn a spliff: To light a marijuana cigarette

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His rap career has allowed him to travel around the country and around the world.

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“Tipping gin” describes the ritual among ghetto culture of pouring out liquor to honor a friend or family member who died.

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"Dodging Robin Givens," (John Legend – Who Do We Think We Are) | accepted

Yeah, “dodging Robin Givens” is a metaphor for Rick Ross trying to dodge gold-digging, trouble-making women as a result of his newfound fame & fortune.

"Boogie Down major like Nine, I bust mine" (Big Punisher – Twinz (Deep Cover '98)) | pending

He also says “I bust mine” to refer to a 9mm pistol; making the name “Nine” a double-entendre

The lyrics should read “You never gonna have WAVES…”

Doo-rags help black men get waves in their hair… But the line is more of a metaphor about how Eminem will never be Black or experience the Black struggle…

"Lu see like La Brea & Pico," (Lupe Fiasco – Peace of Paper/Cup of Jayzus) | pending

@Rvais are you serious…? Some people on here try to look too deeply in to lyrics. This line has nothing to do with LeBron or Kobe.

It also has nothing to do with the “eye clinic…” on that intersection. As a person who grew up in this area, I never even knew it was there, but it’s a nondescript business in the strip mall on that intersection. “Lucy’s” is an eatery on the corner of La Brea Avenue & Pico Blvd and stands out more than the strip malls. “Lu see like La Brea & Pico.”

Interesting wordplay though in the sense that Lupe is from Chicago, and while I’m sure Lupe spends time in LA, Lucy’s really isn’t that famous of a restaurant. It has been there for a long time nonetheless.

The Beverly Center is not across from Museum Square. The Beverly Center a shopping mall in Los Angeles, over 1 mile away from LACMA & Museum Square.

"[*phone rings* / B.I.G.] Yo / Kill you motherfucker (voic..." (The Notorious B.I.G. – My Downfall) | accepted

“Duke” is East Coast/New York slang. It was a general term Biggie used in the same way someone uses “dude” or “bro” when referring to someone. It was not a personal nickname he gave to 2Pac.

"Rappin like the Treacherous Three," (Ice Cube – Chin Check) | pending

I think Ice Cube is saying that if it weren’t for Ice Cube putting the hardcore “gangsta” element and curse words in Hip Hop, rappers would still be doing the “fun” bubblegum old school party raps like the Treacherous Three.

"Beeper start to flash, 818's, 213's / 313's, B.I.G" (The Notorious B.I.G. – Going Back to Cali) | accepted

I doubt he meant to say “323” since this area code wasn’t incorporated in LA until 1998.

"Take her to Fatburger" (The Notorious B.I.G. – Going Back to Cali) | accepted

‘Fatburger’ is a local fast food burger chain based in Los Angeles, and now in many parts of the western United States.

"Heckler Koch, M-1's and nine millies" (The Notorious B.I.G. – Hustler's Story) | pending

It sounds more like Biggie says “hitched like cock”, a play on the name of the horror director Alfred Hitchcock.

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