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Linkin Park is a rock band known for their aggressive style. Rock music is very often associated with anger so this angry boy keeps listening to Linkin Park. The second line is a reference to their song “In the End” where in the hook they sing:

I tried so hard and got so far
But in the end, it doesn’t even matter
I had to fall to lose it all
But in the end it doesn’t even matter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVTXPUF4Oz4&feature=kp

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RICANstruction references the title of the album that features this track. In an interview with HipHopDX, Chino explained the meaning of the album title. Here’s that part of the interview where he explains it:

DX: The “Rican” part of the title playing off the fact that you have a Puerto Rican heritage but also perhaps a reconstruction or a reemergence back into the hip-hop scene since it’s been a while and there are so many new artists out vying for publicity?

Chino XL: Definitely, and I like the way you noticed that there was more than one entendre in the word “RICANstruction.” Sure, it’s more built from the inside out in that it is a lot of me reconstructing myself but it isn’t as much as the actual journey as much as it is how you view your own journey and how you color your own journey, how you feel about your own journey and how your own journey can affect others. I realized that one gift that I have is that I’m a writer who inspires writers to write and I’m proud of that so that’s just one of the aspects of my own reconstruction.

Sasquatch, more often referred to as Bigfoot, is a hominind-reminiscent creature that is believed to reside in forests, mainly in North America. It is large and hairy. Chino is just as dangerous as this creature.

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The Doors was a Californian rock band whose lead singer was Jim Morrison. He died on July 3, 1971 at the age of 27. The cause of his death is still disputed but it’s believed that it is heroin overdose. Since The Doors were a very popular and respected group and are considered to be a legendary band, a lot of their fans obviously cried when they heard that Jim was dead.

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Thor is considered a god in Norse mythology. He’s known for wielding a hammer and is associated with thunder, lightning, storms, strength, the protection of mankind etc. Chino is also associated with these things — he has the strength of Thor that he uses when hitting your squad.

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Gotham is a fictional city that was created by DC Comics. It is represented as the residence of the popular fictional superhero Batman. Chino and his crew are that sick that they can even commit crimes in Batman’s territory — they are possibly even stronger and more dangerous than him.

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Reese Witherspoon is an actress and producer. She isn’t known to have done any drugs in the past, so seeing her cooking up heroin would look very sick. Notice the wordplay on “Witherspoon” and “with a spoon” — the two words sound like homophones.

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The First 48 is a TV show that follows investigators during the first 48 hours after a homicide. After committing a murder, Chino hides the body of his victim so well that it can’t be found in less than three episodes of this show, which is six days, because the show has never experienced such a well-done savagery before.

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Sleng Teng is the first fully computerized Jamaican riddim (rhythm). This is a reference to the popular Ninjaman track “Murder Dem” that he released in 1990.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWjabhJPcQY

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He obviously admired this girl since he remember her very well although he met her in 1995, the year when the legendary hip-hop group released the song “Shook Ones” which was featured on their album The Infamous.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoYZf-lBF_U&feature=kp

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He often addresses his tough childhood in his songs. When he was child, he was constantly being abused by his stepfather and there were no angels to save him from being abused. The track “Mama Told Me” is dedicated strictly to that fact.

Children who get abused through their childhood, often grow up to be violent, hateful and angry too. But still, Chino hopes that surviving a tough childhood led him to a the crown today.

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Yo, great job on the formatting man!

"4 shirts," (Rap Genius – RGS2 Rules/Regulations) | pending

A Kendrick one would be awesome… Also, why isn’t this one on the list?

"Prizes" (Rap Genius – RGS2 Rules/Regulations) | accepted

What do I win if I finish second, have the most points and the most transcriptions throughout the season? Do I still win only one prize and if yes, which one do I win? :P

Everything about the song is dope af, not only the beat…

"Go 80 layers on the Baklava, that's hand made by my nana" (Action Bronson – Time For Some) | accepted

“Nana” is an Albanian word for “Mum”.

Where my dope and marijuanas got bought in

"I get skinheads bowing to Mecca and praying to Islam" (R.A. The Rugged Man – Laugh, Clown, Laugh) | accepted

I think this might even be a referrence to Brother Ali, because RA got him on this album and Brother Ali is a skinhead and a Muslim at the same time. So it may mean that RA got Brother Ali, but he can’t afford more expensive artists like Dre, Swizz or Timbaland. This is just my opinion.

Referring to french kissing