Born and raised to be a G Pimp Tha Pen by DJ Screw (Ft. Lil Keke)

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Million dollar meetings in a Polo Lounge Stay Schemin' by Rick Ross (Ft. Drake & French Montana)

In repeating this line with the article “a” in lieu of “the,” Drizzy is emphasizing a second meaning. It’s possible that he is implying that not only is he going to million dollar meetings, but he’s doing it quite casually (as most big name rappers do) and he’s simultaneously sporting some Polo loungewear. The designer apparel would naturally be associated with and a direct product of Drake’s fame and fortune.

In saying this, he’s following up on the line “might look light,” for he’s saying that though his attire seems unfit for the occasion, he and his crew are important people (that happen to be able to get you gunned up quick.)

As Bear Bryant once candidly said: “When you get in the end zone, act like you’ve been there before.”

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I'm outro, call me if you want to blaze one up Acid Raindrops by People Under The Stairs (Ft. Camel MC)

“Outro” is just a funny way of saying “outta here.”

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And bring a friend for my friend, his name Kweli Get Em High by Kanye West (Ft. Common & Talib Kweli)

Great introduction.

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Goddamn, how real is this? Palace by A$AP Rocky

Just reminiscing on how real this has been, both in reference to his success in his big release of a hyped mixtape (a result of which he has signed a record deal with NY-based RCA/Polo Grounds worth 3 million dollars) and also the trill instrumental, provided by Clams Casino a.k.a. God

Clams Casino produced a few other songs on the mixtape (Wassup, Demons, Leaf, and Bass) in addition to Mac Miller’s track Cold Feet, which he released after he gained his 800,000th follower on Twitter.

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My bitch boss, Cristal Palace by A$AP Rocky

Rick Ross, self-titled “the boss,” often refers to himself as Ricky “Rosé,” because as a boss he’s obligated to indulge in expensive champagnes, particularly Rosés. In 1974, Cristal released their first vintage Cristale Rosé. Ricky Rosé was “released” in ‘76.

At the same time, this line’s just a little smack at Rozay on A$AP’s part.

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Niggas is wickity wickity wack
Like Kriss Kross,
Palace by A$AP Rocky

Wack like

A rap duo from the 1990’s, “Wickity Wickity Wack” is a term that was used in Kris Kross' track Jump from 1992.

Rocky isn’t saying Kriss Kross were wack as much as he’s calling out rappers he sees in the game today. It’s commonplace for an up and coming rapper to say that other rappers are wack, for he’s trying to come off as confident and draw attention away from them and to his own music. Also, with A$AP being from Harlem, it’s natural that they’re cocky, for New York cats are about as cocky as they come.

Trivia: DJ Screw, who obviously had a profound influence on the A$AP Mob’s sound, chopped up Kris Kross' instrumental from their track Da Streets Ain’t Right on his famous June 27 tape. This throwed instrumental, sampling Biggie Smalls' Warning, was brought back on Drake’s November 18th.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZeu29nOwjw

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Up late so you'll probably skip class
Life is a test so before the night pass
Get right, get right
Work Out by J. Cole

Continuing on about his college girls who stay up late with Cole when he’s visiting. Cole employs some of his clever wordplay with “test,” “pass,” and "get right,” all tying in with the college theme. Get right can mean get high or drunk or just getting in the right mood.

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Damion Ryan Collins
May 22nd, 2013

“Get right” used in these terms means: to figure out your priorities and focus on what’s important. He may be speaking to a specific girl or making a generalization.

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This rap shit kinda like the NBA
Cause everybody talkin’ Heat til they come to LA
BET 2010 Father Son Cypher by Ice Cube, OMG, Doughboy, Diggy, JoJo, Rev Run

Everybody was buzzing about the Miami Heat when they signed Lebron James and Chris Bosh, but all that hype was shut down when they played the Lakers and lost in the NBA Finals. Similarly, Los Angeles was one of the birthplaces of gangster rap, much owed to OMG’s father, Ice Cube, one of the O.G.’s.

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June 24th, 2012

Everybody is a Heat fan as LeBron and Wade are there but they become LA fans as soon as they reach LA as LA fans will beat them up for talking shit about the Lakers

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It’s BBM, cause brothers don’t AIM anymore BET 2010 Father Son Cypher by Ice Cube, OMG, Doughboy, Diggy, JoJo, Rev Run

A reference to the rise of the Blackberry empire and the decline of AOL and AOL Instant Messenger.

At the same time, it’s a great double entendre, because he’s also saying that the hip hop game has made a shift from traditional, gangster rap (like when his father, one of the OG’s, was pivotal to the game) to a different form of the genre. When he says brothers don’t AIM anymore, he means that not as many rappers are actually out there in the streets shooting guns (although everyone’s still rapping about it, because the streets were where gangster rap was born.)

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