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Here, Elzhi is comparing metaphorical street ‘heat’, comparative to criminal acts and police activity, to the literal heat that is present during the Summer season.

Pictured above is two Detroit police officers making a potential arrest.

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This is an extension of the previous lyrics, another piece of imagery to give you the general consensus and view of Elzhi’s surroundings.

Being a black youth, growing up in Detroit, which is a city that holds some of the highest violent crime rates per 1,000 residents..:

.. there is a generalization that people like him will follow the same path that others around him have. In retrospect, society has labeled him, and his fate was already sealed as far as the world was concerned; he would ultimately be another statistic, another number on a piece of paper.

Also note the play on words of ‘counted’ and ‘number chart’.

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Elzhi was actually doing well financially for a little while, with the dropping of his critically acclaimed debut album, The Preface, in 2008.

Though, eventually, the money ran out. He was back to square one, as if he never even had money to begin with. His feet, in this lyric, symbolizing both financial stability and free will, and with his knees symbolizing poverty and labor.

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Elzhi was having suicidal thoughts, similar in concept to the Notorious B.I.G song off of his debut album…;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4M8GjgfG9k

…after retracting back to being poor again, and after he stopped receiving checks from The Preface, his debut album.

Though, due to the mental and probably financial support of his brother, he was able to make it through the previously mentioned dark period in his life.

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Elzhi is bragging throughout this entire verse, its more so an open letter to rival artists and haters alike. Here, he is stating that while these people may in fact get the hoes that they claim to be pulling in their respective songs, Elzhi is getting more than them, and his music isn’t even circled around the glorification of sex.

Look at homie.

Afterword, he is saying that when he has sexual intercourse with the previously stated women, he hits them from behind, making the women form in the position similar to when one is throwing up.

Imagery.

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Ab-Soul had thought the romantic emotions were mutually real, as opposed to one-sided, coming from his end.

Poor Ab-Soul…

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Ab-Soul does not want it misconstrued: although he is getting known and becoming a relevant name in hip-hop, he is no king…

… he is just a regular ass dude doing regular ass shit.

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He is simply spitting metaphorical fire, awesomeness. The sun causes tans, and you listen with your hears, so his metaphorical fire will give your ears a sun tan.

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Again, another reference toward Joey’s environment and the temptation to mold to it through violence. Though, he does not come under the spell, he remains on his path to be a great man.

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People think Joey is crazy for doing what he is doing. They don’t think he is capable of being a legitimate hip-hop artist. They think he is crazy, hence the term ‘mental’.

The following lyric is a reference of his mother’s love and belief that he is an individual. Though Joey is actually using it as a double entendre for retardation. When one is considered special mentally, they are referring to one’s lower educational level. Mental-special, its easy to draw the conclusion.

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"You could sniff my bloodline and get high for a week" (Bugz – Panic In Molly Park) | accepted

Son, I’m the artist of this track, and for real, I love you forever for annotating this shit, you’re the first to ever do it. This lyric is a metaphor for the amount of junkies and drug dealers in my family, my bloodline, if you were to metaphorically sniff my blood ‘line’ you’d get high for a week, due to the metaphorical potency passed down through my genes. Thank you for annotating though, I’ll seriously remember you forever.