Said I got to give more than I'm given The Truth by Pharoahe Monch (Ft. Common & Talib Kweli)

Common is a philanthropist — he tries to give more to others than he was given.

He is a supporter of PETA and the “Knowing is Beautiful Movement” (HIV/AIDS Awareness).

He has also founded the Common Ground Foundation which seeks to empower underprivileged youth.

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Out of everybody I met, who told the truth? Time did The Truth by Pharoahe Monch (Ft. Common & Talib Kweli)

The people that Com has met over the years have told him lies. Time, however, is the ultimate truth teller because it it uncovers lies and causes everything to happen according to truth.

Siddhartha Gautama one said, ““Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.”
This is because the universe reveals the three entities through its physical laws, including time.

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Spitting a monopoly ‘til I’m living like Tommy Lee Makes No Sense by Talib Kweli (Ft. Freddie Gibbs & Jon Connor)

He won’t stop till he’s living a grandiose lifestyle. He most likely refers to Tommy Lee Jones, an award winning film director and actor, who has a net worth of $85 million.

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Poverty done got to me, no you can’t take it out of me Makes No Sense by Talib Kweli (Ft. Freddie Gibbs & Jon Connor)

He’s become so accustomed to being poor that even if he gets rich, he won’t lose his humility.

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I’m living through the visuals, I’m giving you connect with every individual
And they’re just saying that he’s lyrical…
No, nigga, I’m the realest
Makes No Sense by Talib Kweli (Ft. Freddie Gibbs & Jon Connor)

Jon Connor is generally viewed as a mere lyricist and not much more. He’s saying that he’s more than that — he connects with his listeners and doesn’t make stuff up.

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Just another day in my city – just another day in Fly City Makes No Sense by Talib Kweli (Ft. Freddie Gibbs & Jon Connor)

Fly City = Flint Town, Connor’s hometown

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Imagine real shit, shit that can get you clapped Define Yourself by Cormega (Ft. Havoc & Tragedy Khadafi)

Real shit= doing robberies or slangin' rock, things that can get you shot.
Something Hav is familiar with being from Queens.

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I'm from a bloodline of felons, some hear the rest in heaven Define Yourself by Cormega (Ft. Havoc & Tragedy Khadafi)

He’s from a family of convicts, some of who have passed away.

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You be a man apart like Vin Diesel Define Yourself by Cormega (Ft. Havoc & Tragedy Khadafi)

Reference to 2003 action film starring Vin Diesel.

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I shed enough tears to measure the rains of Noah
When they subside, its clear, I'm much wiser
Define Yourself by Cormega (Ft. Havoc & Tragedy Khadafi)

His time in jail made him cry in reflection of his life; the weight of his tears is metaphorically comparable to the rains of Noah, which according the Bible, flooded the earth on a gran scale.
After shedding tears, he sees matters clearer and he is wiser.

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