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Here’s a link to Dr. Joy DeGruy talking about “post traumatic slave syndrome,” something Pharoahe talks about researching while making this record

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A pun on Florida A&M University, commonly known as FAMU or FAM

Fun fact: Common went there for two years!

M-1 and stic.man of Dead Prez also met at FAMU.

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See Talib Kweli’s superb defense of the oft-maligned Ebonics program here

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How many people could even think of a line like, “I am simply/Attached to the track like SMPTE,” much less rhyme it with anything?

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Straight Outta Compton. Released 8/8/88

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Long Live the Kane. Released 6/21/88

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EPMD — Strictly Business. Released 8/30/88

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"Host: Ellen DeGeneres" (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – 2014 Oscar Nominations) | pending

Nope, there weren’t really any actual jokes..

"Leader of the Lakeland High School Drumline during the ma..." (James Stark – James Stark's Résumé) | pending

Did you get to play quads?

@nofear Read the annotations and follow the links. This is not an assumption. Everyone, including the US gov’t, has acknowledged that this is an FBI memo.

"What you're made for?" (Ryan McDermott – 8 BARS OF SOUL (Freestyle Interlude)) | pending

Finding out and sharing

I am honored to be shouted out on this. Sorry it took me so long to see it. MC Rimmer — best rapper alive!

“Saw Seven” may just mean that Pharoache “saw the movie Se7en”. but more likely he is punning on that while also referencing the movie “Saw”, and possibly “Saw 3-D” (aka Saw 7)

"I.P., Throw Beezy" (Jeezy – Death Before Dishonor (B.M.F. Freestyle)) | rejected

@Pyth — real names? links?

"Got it jumping like Vince, motherfucker" (J.R. Writer – GOAT) | rejected

@ayo: Thanks! Fixed.

"So pump your brakes before I do you / Like a got a key to..." (Royce Da 5'9" – I'm Me Freestyle) | rejected

@rsp — Thanks! Fixed