It's been a minute since you updated your page/ you was never into that
Guess I see you stuck to your ways
Remember when you called me to ask the meaning of ratchet
I explained it then you asked me to use it within a phrase
I saw it in the status of this chick & started laughing
You was always old fashion, I hope that you haven't change
The Goings On by Oddisee (Ft. Ralph Real)

These lines help to show the type of girl Oddisee was dating. Despite her age, she lived a life of someone much beyond her age. She rarely uses social media, which is rare for a female of her age. Her behavior differences are to such an extent that she was even unsure what the slang word “ratchet” meant, showing she doesn’t quite keep up with modern times, seeing as the word has spiked in popularity over the past few years.

This old-styled nature is one aspect of her Oddisee finds so irresistible.

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Jimmy McMillan said the rent was too damn high The otherground pizza party by Milo (Ft. Open Mike Eagle)

Jimmy McMillan was a famous political activist who created the aptly named Rent Is Too Damn High Party focused on, well, lowering rent. This statement was made famous during the 2010 New York gubertional election, and has been cemented as a meme ever since.

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Born in the 80's Ronald Reagan tried to slide me crack Yeezus Was a Mortal Man by Oddisee

Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. A major war on drugs was passed with the Anti-Drug Abuse Act that was passed in 1986 with major support from reagan. However, the war on drugs never gathered to much except for heightened racial tensions, which can be seen in the Killer Mike song Reagan:

The end of the Reagan Era, I’m like ‘leven, twelve, or
Old enough to understand the shit’ll change forever
They declared the war on drugs like a war on terror
But it really did was let the police terrorize whoever
But mostly black boys, but they would call us “niggers”

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Bbds- pretty cool guy only downside is when he tries to be anti hipster faglord RIP Supercrew by Lemson (Ft. Algernon, Jams & OMWP)

RIP BBDS

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If you went over there trying to collect your court-ordered, some mafia guy would just kill you and bribe the police not to call it in. Rap Genius Put On Notice by Byron Crawford

Byron, what was that about racist claims you were saying earlier?

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I began at the beginning and repeated all the lines.

My friend's face lighted with interest. He said:

"Why, what a captivating jingle it is! It is almost music. It flows along so nicely. I have nearly caught the rhymes myself. Say them over just once more, and then I'll have them, sure."

I said them over. Then Mr. ——— said them. He made one little mistake, which I corrected. The next time and the next he got them right. Now a great burden seemed to tumble from my shoulders. That torturing jingle departed out of my brain, and a grateful sense of rest and peace descended upon me. I was light-hearted enough to sing; and I did sing for half an hour, straight along, as we went jogging homeward. Then my freed tongue found blessed speech again, and the pent talk of many a weary hour began to gush and flow. It flowed on and on, joyously, jubilantly, until the fountain was empty and dry. As I wrung my friend's hand at parting, I said:

"Haven't we had a royal good time! But now I remember, you haven't said a word for two hours. Come, come, out with something!"

The Rev. Mr. ——— turned a lack-luster eye upon me, drew a deep sigh, and said, without animation, without apparent consciousness:

"Punch, brothers, punch with care! Punch in the presence of the passenjare!"

A pang shot through me as I said to myself, "Poor fellow, poor fellow! he has got it, now."
A Literary Nightmare by Mark Twain

Upon the insistence of his pastor-friend, Twain recites the poem several times to his friend until he is able to recite it perfectly as well. The instant Twain hears the jingle from a voice other than his the burden the jingle put upon his mind and body was lifted. Twain reveled in his new found vocal freedom by singing for their entire journey back.

However, upon learning the jingle, the pastor entered a state of mental incapacity due to the jingle just as Twain did. He is now unable to utter anything but the six lines of the infectious rhyme, just as TwaIn was.

It seems they’ve created a meme.

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Between callus and analysis but this no frills Own Appeal by Oddisee

A callus is a hardened area of skin that is worn this way by use. An analysis is the breakdown of a complicated subject into simpler terms, these tend to be made by those very smart.

Oddisee’s rhymes could be described the same way, his rhymes go hard, like a callous, but at the same time they’re very intelligent, like an analysis.

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Is anybody left that still fuck with this true shit Own Appeal by Oddisee

In this world of cliques and trends we live in? How many people still listen to music, or live life, for the true pleasure and love they have for it? Oddisee feels as if he’s in a small demographic of the latter.

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From 93 till infinity I'm slated in ways
That's etched in stone
The age where we market out selves
Own Appeal by Oddisee

‘93 Til Infinity is the name of both a legendary album and song by the Hip-Hop group Souls Of Mischief. The album was heralded for it’s revolutionary sound, being one of the first to employ jazz sampling in the beats and internal rhyme schemes in the raps.

This style has influenced thousands of artists and Oddisee in one of these many, for his style often features this jazz-inspired production and internal rhyme schemes.

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I don't usually go this fast on tracks but I’m zoning you know it when I laugh and my hats on back Intro: Lost by Shad (Ft. Ian Kamau, K-os & Lisa Lobsinger)

This line shows Shad rapping at a much faster than he normally flows in his songs. He’s showing his listeners he means business with his bars.

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