We like the apple on your iPhone, niggas always biting Thom Pettie by Big Boi (Ft. Killer Mike & Little Dragon)

The Apple iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones out there. The Apple logo is known to have a small bite into it. Big Boi mentions how everyone stay bitin' his and Dre’s style.

This is also a reference to “Apple of My Eye” from the same album.

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No methamphetamine, but nigga we get higher
Big Boi, dopamine, I mean I’m dope
Thom Pettie by Big Boi (Ft. Killer Mike & Little Dragon)

Buncha wordplay here. First, while he doesn’t use meth, they steady get high (off life maybe?). And, when you get high, your brain emits more dopamine which gives the feeling of euphoria. Of course, the word “dope” is part of “dopamine” as well.

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I rock one chain for medallion
With a whole lot of motherfucking diamonds
Thom Pettie by Big Boi (Ft. Killer Mike & Little Dragon)

Unlike fellow ATLien 2 Chainz, Big Boi only rocks one chain

However, he has it swagged the fuck out, prolly kinda like this:

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Y'all thought it was about all these broads and slamming Cadillac doors Tremendous Damage by Big Boi (Ft. Bosko)

Due to the content of many Kast songs, many people gained this perception that Big Boi is living an easy life. But people forgot the troubled times he went through before he got famous, and even during his fame.

The “slamming Cadillac doors” line is particular is a direct reference to the OutKast song Elevators (Me & You).

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When I was little, boy they said I had a old soul
Old gold
Riding with some pimps on a ho stroll,
In the A by Big Boi (Ft. Ludacris & T.I.) 1

Big Boi explains this line in an interview with Gowhere Hip Hop, shoutout to them. He explains that he was the first grandson in the family, and grew up around his uncles who were all hustlers. He learned a lot from them, still carries their flame today.

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Baby I go, hard
So hard, sometimes it's hard to tell whether not I'm even on my job
Got Everything by Wiz Khalifa (Ft. Courtney Noelle)

As evidenced by this gif, he does indeed go hard

For Wiz, “Work Hard, Play Hard” is doing both

AT THE SAME DAMN TIME

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Cause life has no meaning, no meaning
We were all born to die, so no screaming
Jesse James by Scarface

Scarface finds no meaning in life, which is why he’s such a merciless killer. Everyone is supposed to die at some point, he’s just here to end lives quicker

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I've got the mind of the man in the mirror so I'm looking at me vaguely No Tears by Scarface

Scarface briefly looks at himself in the mirror, unsure of whether or not he should ride. His former, innocent self exists somewhere in the mirror, but alas as shown in the next line, the mirror does nothing

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So I ain't fucking with the club life The White Sheet by Scarface

Face don’t hang around no clubs, it’s easy to catch dudes slippin' there.

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I’ll can still love you from a distance till the end of time André by JoJo

Andre 3000 is much older than JoJo (she’s 21 and he’s 37), and thus she feels he is quite “distant” from her or, it could be someone she knows she’ll never have. kind of like a “distant” lover .

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