The phrasing “a thin line between x and y” likely began when 17th-century English poet John Dryden said “great wits” are close to “madness”
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Star Search was the ‘80s precursor to American Idol — a talent show in which singers (and comics and dancers) competed to win money and industry recognition
Many Senators run for President — look at Barack Obama, and to a lesser extent John McCain and John Kerry. Cham is running for those DEAD presidents though
Translates to “Devil” in English from Arabic. Iblis was the name of the Islamic devil before he disobeyed god and was banned from heaven. After he was banned, he became “Shaytan.”
Peace, love and happiness? It’s just you and Al Green, Asher..
Despite the “us” in this lyric, the people that the authorities “wanna lock up” generally don’t look much like Asher
Pretty similar to Guru’s line of [“They wanna lock us all up and throw away the key”] on JFK to LAX (http://rapgenius.com/Gang-starr-jfk-2-lax-lyrics)
As Ronald Reagan used to say, “Trust, but verify”
A “chef” cooks up the crack in a drug making operation
Sir Michael is right — it costs over $1000 a day to rent a Bentley (we checked)
Wealth is the new religion, and the a Mercedes Benz is the new church