So you gotta kick it with the homies
But D-E-L is already hip to your cronies
Mistadobalina by Del tha Funkee Homosapien

Cronies is derived from cronyism, and refers to any people who receive special treatment from someone, because they’re friends.

Because Del isn’t down with Dobalina, Dobalina has got to hang with the friends he already had. Little did he know, because his friends are now all down with a much chiller person: Del.

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Lets have a face off: Nicholas Cage Graveyard by Game (Ft. Sam Hook)

A “face off” is an altercation in which two opponents battle against each other. Game plays on this by name-dropping actor Nicolas Cage, who had a leading role in the movie Face/Off, also starring John Travolta.

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Well I'm the Real one, yes the phuncky feel one The Phuncky Feel One by Cypress Hill

In an interview with Complex Sen Dog explained how the hook for “The Phuncky Feel One” came about, and how it relates to Cypress Hill:

We heard the track in the apartment and that’s when we started working there. B-Real’s opening lyric is, ‘Well I’m the real one, yes the funky feel one.’ So we were like, ‘We gotta use that.’ It wasn’t hard to figure out the hook after that line.

Our thing was we had a producer in Muggs that made everything funky and we wanted to capitalize on that. And during the break in the song, that was really funky, and along with the funky feel you got after you smoked a joint, it was that kind of vibe. To be, it was what the band would be about. I guess the whole funky vibe. The whole funky Cypress Hill shit that started taking form there.

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All I wanted was a Pepsi How I Could Just Kill a Man by Cypress Hill 2

In an interview with Complex B-Real talked about the “All I wanted was a Pepsi” line:

[The little ‘All I wanted was a Pepsi!’ vocal sample at the end] was off a Suicidal Tendencies record. We didn’t end up sampling the record. What we did was we had one of our boys, Dante Areola, who actually created the logo for Cypress Hill, say it at the end so we didn’t have to deal with sample clearance.

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Dante is a scrubb Can U Keep a Secret by De La Soul

Dante Ross, is a legendary A&R who has worked for Tommy Boy and Elektra. Artists he deserves credit for molding include Brand Nubian, Pete Rock, MF Doom, Digital Underground, and of course De La Soul!

Prince Paul said the following in an interview with Complex:

As far as those bits about Dante Ross, I have nothing bad to say about the man. If I knew how cool Dante was we probably wouldn’t have gone so negatively about him in the album. Yeah, Dante the Scrub, that’s Dante Ross. [Laughs.]

We called him that because he was someone from the label to come and spy on us. Good dude. Now, I’m super cool with Dante. But at the time we just felt like he was part of the establishment, someone who was out to get us. Like, ‘Eh, you’re with the label.’

A comic of Dante, featured in the 3 Feet High and Rising liner notes.

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No, we’re just here to support you-- Visionary Stream of Consciousness at Paparazzo [Sept. 27, 2013] by Kanye West

A statement that seems to compliment the video’s first 2 seconds:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghL9yONi-dU

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Verified producers Productions Broken Down by Producer Genius

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I'm riding sideways, this way thatta way
("Back up the Coupe and roll sideways")
I'm riding sideways, this way thatta way
("Made a left at the corner cuz it was hoes")
I'm riding sideways, this way thatta way
("I'm looking for a big seat")
I'm riding sideawats, this way thatta way
("Hoes see this type of shit and go reala...")
Sideways by E-40 (Ft. B-Legit & Mac Shawn)

Sideways, it’s like driving fast—like, the car is souped up and you just showcasing. You just getting it sideways, you know what I mean? Smoking up the block, bending corners, stepping up in the hood.

E-40, [Source]

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Uh-iz-I-iz-I-should I save her?
I want to be saved!!!!
Captain Save A Hoe by E-40 (Ft. The Click)

‘Captain Save a Hoe’ was a person that’s really like saving a broad—he pillow talking her, he’s soft in the game. He’ll do anything he can to try and get at this broad that got more miles on her than US Airways, ya smell me? [Laughs.] She done been around and he wanna be a rest haven and save her and turn her into a housewife, and he’ll go all out his way, to get in her draws. He’s the type of dude buying her clothes, cars, whatever he can do. So I wrote that cause it’s a lot of my buddies out there that’s Captain Save a Hoes. So we came with the heavy mobbed out bassline—that’s mob music.

So anyway to make a long story short, Studio Ton came up with the bassline to ‘Captain Save a Hoe,’ and I put my sister Suga T on there. I put B-legit in there, and D-Shot. The whole family was in there all vibing, the whole Sick Wid' It camp. I came with the title and my brother D-Shot was thinking of a hook. And D-Shot was like, ‘Man remember that song by Frankie Smith? It was called ‘Double Dutch Bus’?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah I remember.’ He was like, ‘We used to just ‘iz-i-iz-uh’—you know, speaking like that, in pig latin.’

‘Uh-iz-I-iz-I-should I save her?’ And then Suga T came in there like, ‘I wanna be saved!’ We just started vibin’ and all of us came with the hook. D-Shot played the biggest part in the hook. I came with the concept. Everybody did their job. B-Legit gassed it. Suga gassed it. I gassed it. D gassed it

E-40, [Source]

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[Hook] Practice Looking Hard by E-40

‘Practice Looking Hard’ came from a song that Boots [Riley] had. He said a line in there, ‘I got a mirror in my pocket and I practice looking hard.’ So I called Boots up. I said, ‘Boots it’s a part of a song that I want to use off your record. Is that cool?’ He was like, ‘Man, it’s cool, 40.’ So I did it and I made sure that Boots was in the video with me shining, cause Boots is a good type of dude, and to this day he a good dude. I was like, lemme pay homage and have him in there, and I called Tupac down and got him in the video.

And ‘Practice Lookin Hard’ was pretty much, back in them days one of those situations where everybody in the videos wasn’t smiling too much. I mean we wasn’t doing that much smiling in the late ‘80s, early '90s, because we really didn’t have too much to smile about. It was ghetto children with attitudes. They have something to prove. We was going through it. I was much younger. I smile now because I’m living much better, and my life is not as crazy as it used to be. But back then, we would be mean mugging… See so now what I say is 'I used to practice looking hard but now I practice being solid.’ That’s my new little thing. I didn’t really have to practice hard; I just used to look hard. Back in them days you’d look in the mirror and just be mean mugging, like, ‘OK, lemme get my mean mug on.’ I used to burn rubber at every light, mean mugging everything there was, cause that was my attitude. That’s how we did back in them days. So I wrote the song to it.

E-40, [Source]

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