'Cuz the microphone is where I go to get my fix
Just let the lovin' take a hold 'cuz it will if you let it
I'm funky not a junkie but I know where to get it
Boss DJ by Sublime

Bradley uses a metaphor to compare music to an addictive drug. Just as a drug addict would get their ‘fix’ by obtaining their drug, Bradley gets his ‘fix’ by from music.

Just let the lovin’ take a hold of me, ‘cuz it will if you let it describes Bradley becoming engulfed by the feeling of music, just as a drug addict would by the high of their drug.

I’m funky not a junkie but I know where to get it is actually a very interesting line. Although many believed Bradley was very addicted to heroin, before he was in his twenties, he refused to try and even feared heroin, despite it being very popular in the area he lived in at the time. It was not until the band became commercially popular that he began experimenting with heroin, which he later grew addicted to.

So it can be assumed that at the time this song was written, Bradley was not addicted to heroin, BUT he had connections if he had ever wanted it.

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Rumors are spreading all over my town
But it's just stones and sticks
Boss DJ by Sublime

A reference to the English children’s nursery rhyme, Sticks and stones may break my bone, but words/names will never hurt me Bradley is saying that although people spread rumors and make up lies about him, he just ignores it and pursues what he loves: the music.

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[Verse 3] Buckingham Palace by Canibus

This verse is actually one of J.Cole’s favorite verses, and helped him shaped him into the rapper he is today.

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

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I'll increase my strength, to a super human extent Buckingham Palace by Canibus

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I say hate to cut you off but I gotta go
I wish you could tell me mo' but I'm off to the studio, gotta write tonight
What a Job by Devin The Dude (Ft. Andre 3000 & Snoop Dogg)

Although Andre is deeply touched by the deep conversation he is having with this couple, being the gentleman he is, he politely dismisses himself from the conversation that is currently making him late to the recording studio.

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Besides, I ain't a thief, they won't pay me a visit What a Job by Devin The Dude (Ft. Andre 3000 & Snoop Dogg)

A lot of those who illegally download music don’t think twice about what they’re doing. Because it is so easy to do, many feel like it isn’t a crime at all, when in reality, it is.

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Burnin' a pound, burnin' a pound, burnin' a pound
Yeah, it's goin' down, it's goin' down, it's goin' down
Started From The Bottom (Remix) by Plata

If you didn’t know by now, Wiz Khalifa goes through A LOT of marijuana…

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And I just seen Waka the other day
He wasn't trippin', we just talked about the money we been makin'
Cause we...
Started From The Bottom (Remix) by Plata

A reference to an apparent beef between Wiz and Waka Flocka. When questioned, Waka says the beef started when he tried giving Wiz a 3-gram blunt because Wiz was only smoking “mosquito-like blunts.” Waka apparently said something on Twitter about the it and Wiz was quick to defend tweeting,

This apparently began a ‘beef’ between the two. Although nothing had developed outside of talk here and there, Waka has recently said that the beef is “deaded”, and they’re cool with each other once again. Just like old times…!

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All black Coupe, I look like Bruce when I'm steerin' Started From The Bottom (Remix) by Plata

Wiz compares himself in an all black Coupé,

To Bruce Wayne (The Batman) in his Batmobile.

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Harassment, ate nickels of hash, delay quick, and then Whoa by Earl Sweatshirt (Ft. Tyler The Creator)

A ‘nickel’ is a slang term for $5 dollars of any substance, in this case hash. If you were to add all of that up you would get an ‘eighth’ of hash, which is a slang term for a $40 bag.

Hash (or ‘hashish’) is the sap/resin collected from the flowers of a cannabis plant. It can be smoked by itself, eaten, but is usually spread on top of weed. It is extremely potent and gets you very high. Earl’s referring to Hash Nickles, a way of pressing the hash into coin shapes making it easier to smoke, thus only a quick delay. Him delaying quick would probably be from the slowed reaction time that weed’s known for causing.


Earl’s describing his flow at the beginning of this verse.

Grab mittens who have
To spit blizzardous
actually flick
cigarette ash at bitch
niggas harassment ate
nickels of hash

There are little delays throughout the delivery.

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