Who am I, Lord Flacko Phoenix by A$AP Rocky 1

One of Rocky’s nicknames, also his alias as a producer.

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Cause the ride come with doors that be suicide
Or the thighs on my whores, they be super-sized
Good and bad having wars, nigga, choose a side
Now all hail to the Lord like you do to God
Phoenix by A$AP Rocky 1

Is Rocky lucified because of the extravagant whips he drives or thick women he rides? This rhetorical question is his way of saying decide for yourself. Once you realize that he’s a good dude (who may do some bad things), you’ll hail him as one of the gods of rap.

Feel the realness

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Fuck illuminati lies, say I'm lucified
Baptised in the gutter, motherfucker you decide
Phoenix by A$AP Rocky 1

“Baptized in the gutter” juxtaposes being baptized (holiness, being cleansed) with something as filthy as a gutter, painting a rather vivid picture. It also introduces the “ghetto gospel” motif that appears later in the verse. Growing up in Harlem, naturally Rocky’s seen the evils of life in the streets, though critics quip that his out-of-this-world style can be chalked up to Illuminati influence. To be “lucified” entails that he’s swayed by the devil, and he’s saying it’s open for interpretation.

Peep Rocky’s thoughts on the Illuminati here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsgHEdmP7xk&t=4m48s

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I bang Ginuwine
No homo, I'm talkin' about in the back of our trunk
Sway in the Morning Freestyle by Riff Raff

LOL — Riff Raff bumps Ginuwine in the back of his trunk!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBC4QRBTDrY

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If you a trill nigga, then fuck with us Angels by A$AP Rocky

A similar line was used in Trinidad James' hit song All Gold Everything (Remix).

If you a real nigga then fuck with me

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24 karats my slugs glitter, Angels by A$AP Rocky

Talmbout those slugs on his teeth

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Meanwhile you treated all of us like other niggas
Now your world is in my palm, take cover niggas
Phoenix by A$AP Rocky 1

While he was grinding hard and was gaining fans day by day and hour by hour, he was underestimated and underappreciated. Now, having made it big in just a few months, dropping a hit mixtape and now his debut album, the general rap population is fond of him and his popularity is still building to an unimaginable level.

There is a hidden allusion here. He says “your world is in my palm, take cover niggas”, and right after he does a gunshot sounds in the song, as if ASAP fired at them, saying “take cover”. But when firing, the gun would be in his palm, so he is implying that “these other niggas” only live for superficial things like guns, and he has one in his hand, and is using it against them. People flocking to superficial things, and to the fame he has is a theme in this song.

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I be riding spokes Get Lit by A$AP Rocky (Ft. Fat Tony) 2

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Get lit Get Lit by A$AP Rocky (Ft. Fat Tony) 2

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The only thing that's on my mind is I'm gon' leave with something Get Lit by A$AP Rocky (Ft. Fat Tony) 2

He’s leaving with something!

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