Brooklyn my habitat, the place where it happen at Brooklyn by Yasiin Bey

Mos is a Brooklyn local. A lot of the greatest emcees (Jay, Big Daddy Kane, AZ, Talib Kweli, Biggie, Papoose) are from Brooklyn.

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I ain't shit to play with Speed Law by Yasiin Bey

Mos Def is one of the greatest emcees. Don’t even think about crossing him

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib8Nlb4nf7k

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In this maze you can lose your way (your way) One Day by Matisyahu

Many people lose their identity and sell out for money and power. We live in a world where it’s “cool” to be a follower than a leader" Be original. Be YOU!!

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Keep on moving though the waters stay raging One Day by Matisyahu

No matter how bad it gets just keep going, because you only fail when you give up.

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I knew this fly chick, pretty right, she was my type - that crack shit
Wasn't hype
Detroit State of Mind by Elzhi

Also a reference to Nas' N.Y. State of Mind

I know this crackhead, she says she gotta smoke nice rock

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Gun man's No Woman, No Cry by Fugees

Cops? Or Crooks? Either way there really is no difference

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I remember when we used to sit in the government yard in Brooklyn No Woman, No Cry by Fugees

“Government Yards” are in Trench Town in Jamaica.

A similar equivalent would be the “projects” in Brooklyn, though not exactly the same.

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But fuck dot, ain’t trying live that life no more Hardknock by Joey BADA$$ (Ft. CJ Fly) 1

He is plainly saying he wants a better life. One that is stress free and without pain; something every young kid in the ghetto wants.

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Conversation with God, spilling my soul out The West Coast Cypher by BET (Ft. DJ Quik, E-40, Kendrick Lamar, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit & YG)

Xzibit spills his whole soul and heart out on a track. Hip Hop (like other genres) is a reflection of expression of self. God is his witness and only he can judge what is going on inside of him and puts on a record.

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I empty the cannon The West Coast Cypher by BET (Ft. DJ Quik, E-40, Kendrick Lamar, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit & YG)

A lot of ammo is being used

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