Joint ventures got the fans screaming "Clipse, we missed you" Numb it Down by Clipse

The fans saw that Malice just got too focused on making business plans and wasn’t really caring about music anymore. The fans wanted him to come back, and he did so with this mixtape and subsequent album Til the Casket Drops.

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I come from graffiti'd halls
Now the X marks the spot on my graffiti walls
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The graffiti on the halls shows how poor and impoverished the schools were where he grew up. By the ‘X marking the spot’, he could be stating his wish to go back to where he grew up — just to see it all again.

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Re-up gang CEO, must be a god
From no business, to 50-50 deals
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By Malice & Co. owning and running Re-Up Gang Records, he’s gone from a simple drug rapper to a Jay-Z-esque businessman.

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Rain, hail, sleet, snow, we hustle hard Numb it Down by Clipse

In something quite similar to the Biggie line, Malice uses the supposed motto of the post office to show how dealers will always be pushing their product — no matter what the condition.

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Catch me out in Beverly
Hills on Rodeo
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Rodeo Drive out in Beverly Hills is the shopping hot spot of Los Angeles with an immense amount of expensive stores. Only the richest of the rich can afford to regularly shop there.

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You can't touch me, I'm sick like leprosy
I'm that ill
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Leprosy used to be a very rampant disease which would affect the skin and make it look horribly disfigured. Those with the disease were often shunned because contact would make you immediately contract the illness. Mal uses this simile to explain exactly how much he’s separated from his competition and those with less money.

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Since a young'n been a rider since the big wheel Numb it Down by Clipse

Rider is another term for a good hustler. This is wordplay with Big Wheel, a tricycle type of toy that many young children love to ride around on.

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Dumb it Down
Street Nigga version of (c'mon, uh)
Numb it Down (uh, let's go)
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The original “Dumb it Down” is seen by many as a true lyrical masterpiece; it even forced Rapgenius to award Lupe Fiasco the title as the RapGenius™ King of Lyrical Trickiness.

The version Pusha produces (as with most of his songs) is for his drug dealers on the streets. He infuses this track with drug-related metaphors and similes to connect with his brothers still out there hustling.

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First nigga to rock Play Cloths on stage, besides myself Numb it Down by Clipse

Play Cloths is Pusha & Malice’s own clothing brand, which other rappers represent. Lupe is shown below.

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Make you spin it back like a DJ Numb it Down by Clipse

When a DJ is cutting a track, they will spin the record back, making it sound as if it’s being played backwards. Push will make you spin back and rewind your records because his wordplay is so subtle.

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