I'm stuntin, look at me ma, it's no handouts Green Box Freestyle by Earl Sweatshirt

Earl Sweatshirt is stunting, spending money, living large etc. without the help of his mother.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOFNXCTB4as

Likely a reference to Waka Flocka’s Flame’s strip club anthem, “No Hands”:

Look ma, no hands

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Canon cocked, lick a shot
Bop, bop liquor slosh bottom of the belly
Reform School by Boldy James (Ft. Da$h, Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt)

Ties into the last one as a Canon is a brand of camera.

Earl has his cannon cocked and is ready to shoot.

The “shot” can also be interpreted as liquor. The “bop, bop” onomatopoeia represents the canon shots.

May be a reference to Canon Liquor, a deli in Glendale, CA.

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Bars lock hard hitting like they squabbing with the celly Reform School by Boldy James (Ft. Da$h, Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt)

Refers to Earl’s “bars” or lines in his verse.

Bars that are locked are those of a jail or prison. Earl’s punchlines (“bars”) hit the listener hard, as if they were fighting the cell’s inhabitant.

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Speak soft, sock a fan, shut the camera off Reform School by Boldy James (Ft. Da$h, Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt)

Earl depicts the contrast between his manner of speaking and his demeanor. He may be soft-spoken, but he’s quick to hit an annoying-ass fuck boy, even if he is a fan.

(0:18)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=gAdWJkKmOUQ#t=19

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Far from the fronting, my niggas was in the back
Yelling cause we came from nothing like everything that you can't tell us
Reform School by Boldy James (Ft. Da$h, Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt)

Wordplay

Earl and his OF crew don’t “front”, or act like they’re something they’re not. He and his crew started from the back and worked their way to the front of the rap game. They were figuratively “yelling” (causing ruckus) since it was hard to hear them since they were all the way in the back.

Also, you can’t tell them nothing, since they’ve worked hard, coming from nothing to get where they are.

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Everybody on the block thirsty, trying to hit licks Off The Shits by Lil Durk (Ft. Lil Reese)

Play on words. To hit a lick is to get paid, and people on Reese’s block are thirsty to get money, usually illegally so they are all trying to “hit licks” (to quench their thirst of course) or make money.

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Pop that molly, we hard-body Pre by Earl Sweatshirt (Ft. SK Laflare)

SK and company claim to be tough, citing their drug use as evidence.

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[Hook] Talk That Shit by Denzel Curry

Quoted from Denzel Curry’s “STRICTLY 4 MY R.V.I.D.X.R.Z.”.

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If you survive homicide drive-by
They'll leave you with nubs like the Powerpuff Girls
Zone 3 by Denzel Curry

If you happen to survive a drive-by shooting, niggas will cut your hands off and leave you for dead.

The Powerpuff Girls was an animated series that aired on Cartoon Network from 1998-2005. It starred three girl superheroes (left to right): Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup, along with their creator/father Professor Utonium.

The girls did not have hands.

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