Homage to the opening line of Eric B and Rakim’s I Ain’t No Joke
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Big L was also part of a collective of rappers from Harlem, New York, entitled Children of the Corn. They group disbanded during 1999 and 2000 following the deaths of rappers Bloodshed and Big L
A line reminiscent of Ultramagnetic MC’s Poppa Large
“On and on, on and on, on and on
Until the break of dawn” — Kool Keith, Verse 2
The fictional character of the 70’s TV series “All in the Family”
Cape Fear is the 1991 film directed by Martin Scorsese, it features Robert De Niro as the lead character of a convicted rapist
Biscuit is the slang term for a gun
Inspectah Deck — “I roll with groups of ghetto bastards with biscuits”
Just don’t give it to Jay-Z!!!
Referring to Long Island, which also consists of the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn.
Rakim refers to his origin of Long Island as “Strong Island” in his 97' album The Master
Referring to the borough of Staten Island (County of Richmond). The popular term Shaolin was coined by Wu-Tang Clan, influenced by 60’s and 70’s Kung-Fu flicks and martial arts
Droppin' Science is slang for expressing wisdom or intelligence. On the other hand, other rappers like to drop English