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Yung Lean with the genius simile here:

He’s popping ecstasy (you know, he popped a molly? Possibly sweating? Woo?), a popular drug, with numerous references to it in rap.

Of course Yung Lean then compares it to popping pimples, arguably the thing that gets popped the most in the world. E is also taken by a considerable number of younger people, a.k.a. teenagers, who are always the one dealing with pimples, acne, etc.

In other words, Yung Lean is popping lots of ecstasy.

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This same girl Action continues to talk about attempted to ruin Bronson by calling the 5-0 on him (the boys), with her people/associates (your boys).

Because of her trying to turn Action in to the cops (for reasons so far unnamed), he can’t forgive her, and is devastated by her treachery.

Yet another line adding to the large culture of no snitching, because snitches get stitches.

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According to Bronson, his gal has an amazing backside (a fact he’ll allude to later with yet another food reference), and because of it he can’t keep himself away and repetitively returns to her.

https://vine.co/v/b0mdLlHvZpK Visuals really help in figuring this line out….

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Each time that Action leaves this girl, he always feels like he’ll be done with her for good, and not come back. However, he eventually returns to this love, despite his habitual doubts.

Of course Chef Bronson describes the love as seasonal, in reference to seasoning, used to enhance the flavor of a dish, whether it be as simple as adding salt, to adding some exquisite spice from India or Morocco.

Knowing Bronson being the chef and food lover he is, it’s more likely some fancy herbs will do him the job.

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One hunnit is basically another way to pronounce one hundred. Curren$y keeps everything 100, meaning he keeps everything perfect, efficient, and amazing.

Probably just another way for Spitta to say he keeps to his Jets (Just Enjoy This Shit) life philosophy.

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Despite dissenting opinion, Curren$y doesn’t sweat it, cause no matter how many approve of him, his style, etc., he knows there will likely be a larger number who love it.

Plus they can’t help but love it.

How can you hate a don like that?

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As Rakim mentioned in the previous line, he would leave microphones on fire and smoking whenever he rapped.

However, now Rakim has taken an affinity to slamming his microphones when he’s done rapping, making sure that they are demolished in the aftermath.

Note the clear play on a normal showmanship move of dropping the microphone once one is done with their performance, speech, etc., with Rakim taking it to the next level, actually smashing the mic.

Rakim made me do it!

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A common theme used for rap puns, metaphors, smiles, etc. is fire and smoke.

Often fire is attributed to one having great lines and verses, therefore in this line, Rakim declares that he would let microphones with which he rapped smoke, as a result of him spitting fire a.k.a. spitting great rhymes and verses.

Pictured above: How Rakim leaves the mic after he’s done rapping

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"I stay droppin’ napalm" (ANTHM – Survival of the Fittest) | accepted

not bombs, but rather he just continues to drop hot stuff, fire, etc. in general

"Behind iron bars" (Rakim – R.A.K.I.M.) | pending

I think the whole line has to be looked at to understand the meaning. Rakim says “Outcome die in wars or behind iron bars”. It is because likely he is referring to how Afro-Americans have two choices. Die serving in the military, or go to prison. Then if you take both parts together, it becomes a reference to the War on Drugs, because it is a war that either you die from the hustle, or you get locked up. It is also a ‘war’ that leads to extremely dis-proportioned incarceration rates for African-Americans.
Both outcomes lead to nothing but an individual having their life ruined in the end.

"A: Allah who I praise to the fullest" (Rakim – R.A.K.I.M.) | pending

Link to song missing.

"Bally shoes" (Doug E Fresh – La Di Da Di) | accepted

A product Slick Rick loved to wear, for example, he wears a red pair of suede Bally shoes on the cover of The Great Adventures of Slick Rick:

Some other Bally shoes for visual reference:

"Polo cologne" (Doug E Fresh – La Di Da Di) | pending

The GOAT Polo cologne in case you’re wondering.

"So then I washed off the soap and brushed the gold teeth" (Doug E Fresh – La Di Da Di) | rejected

The whole thing about Jamaicans is pretty racist and clear stereotyping. We should omit it.

"From an unstable family of alkali metals" (Capital STEEZ – 47 Elements) | accepted

Time for a chemistry lesson children!

You can see that on top of the table, it is listed 1-18. These are the ‘groups’ of the periodic table, from top to bottom. The column starting with Hydrogen and ending with Francium is group ‘1A’, also known as the alkali metals.

"Cause I get more spins than clock radios" (Capital STEEZ – 47 Elements) | accepted

Also ties back into the time reference in the previous line.

"Said, let me introduce you to the elements" (Capital STEEZ – 47 Elements) | pending

The modern periodic table of elements

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