Imagine peace on this Earth when there's no grief
Imagine grief on this Earth when there's no peace
I Seen a Man Die by Scarface

Like the previous two lines, Scarface gives us two extremes: a perfect world with no grief, and a world full of nothing but grief and constant war

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April 15th, 2013

Without grief peace would not have his full meaning, and vice versa

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Ask me what's poppin? Most likely your collar bone Goldyn Chyld by Ras Kass

Don’t even try being friendly with Ras Kass. It would be best to avoid him unless you want your collarbone popped out of place..

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I'm hard-headed, my dick look like R2-D2 Goldyn Chyld by Ras Kass

..it has buttons and makes noises? It’s blue?

It’s wide and stubby?

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Smashin 'graphs, snatch the ice, crush your mental device 100% Dundee by The Roots

Malik smashes paragraphs (verses), steals other people’s jewelry (ice), and crushes other rappers' brains (mental device)

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Globe traveling, throwing your verse like a javelin 100% Dundee by The Roots

Expanding on his “Olympic lyricism” metaphor from the previous line, Black Thought throws away his competition’s verses like they’re javelins.

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I bayonet cassettes and chop beats with
This olympic lyricism you can't, compete with
100% Dundee by The Roots

Black Thought compares his sharp lyricism to a bayonet, which he uses to chop beats with.

His lyricism is also Olympic, so amateur rappers can’t compete with him.

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[Ghostface Killah] The Badlands by Raekwon (Ft. Ghostface Killah)

This whole verse is taken from the song Criminology 2.5 off of the Wu-Massacre album.

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Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh uh, uh uh uh uh uh Millenium by Outkast

This hook doesn’t exactly translate into written word as well as it sounds, this is actually very catchy!

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Word on The Chronic to Dre Back The Fuck Up by Slaughterhouse

Royce has done some ghostwriting in his career, notably on the song “The Message” off of Dr. Dre’s album, The Chronic 2001.

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Who giving me brain so long she don’t know jack shit Back The Fuck Up by Slaughterhouse

Some clever and funny wordplay by Royce, he wants this girl to give him “brain” (a blowjob) for so long that she won’t have any brains left for herself.

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