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make 2014 a better year than 2013.

idk bruh.

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if you ain’t know

you ain’t eatin.

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hai

see my account and annotations here

childish gambino replied to me on the forums wow so sweg thank you based donald

and i follow back on twitter if you’re interesting

idk

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#TroyLost

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being an artistic person, i just wanted to see what kind of atmosphere he had in mind for because the internet, and see if i could evoke that from listening to it.

in art, seasons are often catalysts for emotions such as happiness, madness, nostalgia, loneliness, et cetera.

i got a nostalgic, contemplative, and mellow vibe from the album — very reflective of winter. i just was interested in seeing if donald had the same sort of mindset.

#artsy

thanks childish.

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Unclear why he hates Frank Ocean, but since he does he counteracts the word “ocean” in his name with “drain,” as in getting rid of him by sucking the (Frank) ocean down a drain.

He also plays on “the drain,” making it sound like “the dream.” This may signify he prefers this classic singer of the same name to Frank Ocean, who represents the new school.

The Dream is on the right.

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Charles' songs are basically the same as his thoughts, as he writes what he’s thinking. Since his thoughts are so insane (deranged), when you listen to his songs you’re listening to insanity.

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Alfred Hitchcock directed the infamous film Psycho, which is a film about a psychotic murderer. This is also the film featuring the infamous shower murder scene.

Also, as stated in the previous annotation, when you hitch hike, your thumb is in the same position as if you where shooting with your hand.

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A word to rappers in opposition. Lupe plays other artists down, comparing them to Top Ramen who are talking about being on the highest levels of hip-hop.

Top Ramen has a reputation for being sustenance food for poor college students. Ramen is minimal pair with Rhymin, meaning there’s difference of only one sound between them.

In Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Money Trees’, he references Top Ramen.

In Strange Clouds both B.o.B. and Lil Wayne make a Top Ramen reference.

Many other rappers have also referenced Top Ramen, including Hopsin who has previously dissed Lupe.

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August 25th, 2013

I think Lupe actually respects kendrick as a top lyricist (and/or oddly enough (Mickey Factz), that’s why I said in my other post that ramen/rhymin' could be interchangeable in either instance… Lupe in the first response says “seems like ya’ll forgot who the fuck, did what the fuck” meaning he feels like he should be given credit for tracks like dumb it down in the attempt to raise the bar and inspire better lyricism from “good rappers” he’s also using ramen/rhyming interchangeably also expresses the range of responses… some where good some were terrible…

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These lines are extended puns. If you step to Lupe, he’ll either:

1) wash you away/wipe you out, or

2) dock your pay/wipe your funds out.

There’s a water metaphor here (wash/dock), and it continues into the next two lines. If you think you’re ready for his onslaught, you just received the “deadliest catch,” as in you have no idea what you’re in for.

Deadliest Catch is a TV series on Discovery Channel chronicling fishermen’s harrowing jobs out at sea and rough experiences.

“I bring it back to the piers” is also a play on words, since Lupe brings it back to the “peers”. By bringing it back to the “piers,” Lupe is landing the catch, in other words getting paid in full (which contrasts with getting your pay docked).

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August 26th, 2013

I believe it goes a little deeper. He was talking about you can’t see what he is doing because it’s coming out the back of his dreads. he brings it to piers(peers) which called be a portal of view, like a window, or one’s eyes in which they see(sea) through. So he brings it in clear sight for others to see, he shows them the truth and depths of the “sea”, this is where you find these “big catches”, catching what he is saying (mouthfuls in one line)… There’s actually a lot of ways to interpret all this

August 23rd, 2013

Additional Note:

When it comes to oceans, the docks are at the piers. “I bring it back to the peers(piers)” is associated to “dock a niggas pay” in that regard as well.

November 8th, 2013

In addition, in reference to the “Deadliest Catch” the show is recording the experiences of the fishermen doing one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet, Alaskan King crab fishing. According to Wikipedia, it suggests that on average, one fisherman dies weekly during the seasons. The causes for death are drowning, hypothermia since they’re in Alaska which are to be expected. But the real danger comes from them being on their ship and the equipment the fishermen use being turned against them from the unpredictable sea conditions. To make the parallel, Lupe said the sailboat (rapper) wouldn’t survive in the ocean of his tears(pool of songs about pain, suffering, change, w/ “cold” content and “deep” sometimes “unstable” lyricism, look up Beautiful Lasers and Hurt me Soul for reference.) His songs are so powerful, they could cause a rapper(sailboat/fishermen) to injure/kill themselves, or in this case their careers with their equipment/rhymes designed to show their lyrical prowess that pales in comparison to the power of Lupe’s destructive ocean of content. (Ex Soulja Boy & SLR) Just my thoughts.

September 16th, 2013

Bring it back to the piers/peers can also be a “Robin Hood”-style reference, with Lupe taking back the attention of the rap community and returning it to true lyricism for those who have been hungry for it for so long. This can also be linked to the original SLR, which began with the Dante’s Inferno reference, O ye tormented souls.

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"Soundtrakk I bring my back to 'em" (Lupe Fiasco – SLR 3 (Round of Applause)) | accepted

Soundtrakk is also the producer of the beat. He’s collaborated with Lupe many times throughout his career.

"Them niggas probation, soon to be leavin' Rikers" (Lupe Fiasco – SLR 3 (Round of Applause)) | accepted

I think my explanation and yours on the preceding line should be tied in together.

"You're the dealer and the stoner with the sweetest kiss I..." (Frank Ocean – Pilot Jones) | rejected

You could say she’s his femme fatale.

“Patient” also sounds like “pigment” — DOOM’s probably using a double meaning here, saying that your pigment (skin color) and the qualities others associate with it are just all in your imagination.

“Soma” may also be a homophone for “summer,” referring to the escapism of summertime and getting away from everything, similar to a drug.

"Yo, I'm fucking Goldilocks up in the forest / In the thre..." (Tyler The Creator – French) | accepted

Wordplay on the word “bear.” It sounds like “bedroom,” so it’s both a three bedroom house and a house with three bears, which references to the Goldilocks line.

"Day is getting dark like the area's turning urban" (Tyler The Creator – Answer) | accepted

It also has another meaning: when areas turn urban, pollution and industrialization start coming in; the skies getting darker with pollution represent his situation.

"Making eye contact I feel like the damn man" (Tyler The Creator – Awkward) | accepted

Tyler also uses wordplay on “damn/dead” man to connect with the next lines. Whenever they lock eyes he feels like a dead man who could lose this girl at any moment.

"I am the cowboy on my own trip / And I am the cowboy on m..." (Tyler The Creator – Cowboy) | accepted

This may also be Tyler’s take on the last two lines of the well-known poem “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley:

I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

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