Yet another of Waynes nicknames, this one came about because of the ‘fatherly’ way that Birdman took care of him and helped his career
Birdman acknowledges Wayne’s recent time spent in prison and away from the game
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Reference to Massive Attacks' 1998 hit; Teardrop.
Tinie may also be paying respects to those harmed in the attacks of 9/11
For Jay, Victory and Defeat are sisters (Defeat is the thinner, bitchier one..)
He’s had some good achievements, the effects being sweet but short lived.
Success had great qualities but it wasn’t going to provide long term happiness, Victory came up trumps with high desirability making ‘her’ the more attractive choice.
History will keep Jays past performances and masterpieces alive
Jay: by “history” do you mean Rap Genius?
The is a double entendre. He is referring to his acne as a youth and how he needed proactive to attract this girl Victory.
He is also speaking about how Victory would not settle for a guy he did not have potential, goals and plans for his future and a method to put them into action.
Girls like guys who have ambition.
History will frequently remind us about all that Jay’s brought to rap and culture, he won’t be forgotten.
Also plays on the sayings:
1. “Like father like Son” and
2. “History always repeats”
Purple Chronic, which is said to be the most potent, or Purple Drank (or both) is giving Gudda a bit of a slow-mo trip
Playing on the introduction of the ‘snail’ from the previous line
Gudda must be a bit of a neat freak
Nice work Mrs Gudda, that boy be a tidy Gangster!
For Gudda’s baby Momma: