If you don't like my lyrics, you can press fast forward 99 Problems by Jay Z

For all you kiddies out there, who don’t know where that came from… read up playboy

Coincidentally, Jay-Z’s Black Album was one of the last major label albums to be released on cassette

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It ain't enough to study Clarence 13X Build and Destroy by Boogie Down Productions

Clarence 13X founded The Nation of Gods and Earths in 1964, in New York, New York.

Much of NOGE slang has been frequently used in Hip Hop music, such as the terms “god” for Male, or “earth” for Female

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[Kenny Parker] Build and Destroy by Boogie Down Productions

Kenny Parker is the younger brother of KRS-One, he DJ'ed for Boogie Down Productions after Scott La Rock’s death, and continued to DJ for KRS-One

(On the right)

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On the mic you'll get fucked up
In the clubs you'll get fucked up
Anywhere Bronx Brooklyn Queens Manhattan
Jersey Japan Staten Isle.. yo anywhere you'll get fucked up
Don't you know we live for the battle?
Build and Destroy by Boogie Down Productions

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Mini me's you can hold up before you end up wet up from my soldiers The Don by Nas (Ft. Mazy) 1

To “wet” someone is to shoot a person with a firearm, which would lead them to being wet, by their blood

Nas continues his cadence of military-like language (check out the beginning of the second verse)

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Uh, from a boy to a king
Love to rock diamonds and fancy rings
You Know My Style by Nas

Nas, like a King, loves his jewelry

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January 8th, 2013

Nas also was a boy (17) when he started putting out music, and now he’s on top of the rap game

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I'll hang your ass with this microphone Clan in Da Front by Wu-Tang Clan

Wow, I’m surprised that didn’t get a mentioned on the M.E.T.H.O.D Man skit

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And laugh when a nigga start frontin' You Know My Style by Nas

“Fronting” is the slang term for an upsetting attitude

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Rock Chucks, You Know My Style by Nas

Started off as Basketball shoes and emerged as a pop culture icons, Converse’s Chuck Taylor’s All-Stars cemented their status after becoming a preferred choice in Basketball

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Rock Tims, You Know My Style by Nas

During the 90’s, many Hip Hop heads and people who wore street clothing valued Timberlands boots (nicknamed “Tims”) for their ruggedness, comfort, and look.

Though it is less popular today, as it was during New York in the 90’s, still many people wear it

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