Prime time is from either 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM or 8:00 — 11:00 PM, depending on your timezone. This means it’s probably dark outside, so Pusha has his convertible top down to view the stars.
Pusha T is no stranger to wearing his hats backwards, or in the context of this line, his top back.
His pimp game and his coke money pay him so well that he can afford red leather. It’s very common to see a pimp or a drug dealer wearing flashy clothes such as red leather suits.
Pusha T is a noted cocaine dealer, Rick James was a noted cocaine user, so they share that connection.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PR_rzF8ofw
“I’m Rick James, ho” refers to the Charlie Murphy story where Rick goes around telling various women to do something for him since “I’m Rick James, bitch”. Rick James famously wore red leather boots.
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Real money (coke money) needs to be handled with a scale. Because of the large amounts of money coming in, weighing it is faster and more efficient. .
The poor “ballers” in the club count their money before throwing it. Pusha lets it all go; he has money to burn.
Pusha weighs his money to see if it ain’t fake bills. A million in $1 bills weighs 1 ton. So if you get the right weight “that’s real money”.
This line has nothing to do with determining whether bills are counterfeit. Most high-quality counterfeits are printed on washed $5 federal notes and so weigh the same. Besides, $1M in $1s weighs about 214 lbs more than a ton. It’s all about the fact that King Push has made so much money selling coke that he literally cannot count it all and so weighs it while his competition is small-time enough to count his money.
Jay compares himself to Noah, a righteous fellow.
As said in Genesis 7:1,
And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
Some of those unrighteous people probably though Noah was a fool. Goin' around, buildin' ships and shit, gathering the world’s animals in ancient Mesopatamia…
Jay once tweeted that he was born in New Orleans’s Hôtel-Dieu, now known as University Hospital.
Ross might be on ecstasy. Effects include mild psychedelia, consisting of mental imagery and auditory and visual distortions. Thus, his hallucinations allow Rick to hear 2Pac’s ghost.
As Ross said on “John,”
Count the profits, you could bring ‘em in a Nike box.
Jay-Z used his shoe box to hold cash, not hold coke.
Beef is when you need two gats to go to sleep!
He keeps the shotguns (shotties) on deck. His kitchen must be loud.
The last person to get on Ross’s bad side got shot and might’ve been buried 49 (7 x 7) feet in the ground.
This person was literally bathing in their own blood. He should’ve stayed dirty…
Ms. Rozay is an avid churchgoer (she probably contributes to the collection plate, as well), but her life isn’t getting any better.
Notice the wordplay between “church” and “heavenly.” Ross’s word choice there is no accident.
If you’re surrounded by bad examples, how will you even know to aspire to good examples?
Ross puns on “serve.” He both served his time in jail and served crack rocks to fiends.
Ross understands that drug pushing isn’t exactly a holy thing to do, but the Mercedes-Benz is calling his name.