On my own start-up blog I did to get my writing out there I wrote an article about Childish Gambino's album, Camp. Rap Genius Senior Project by Jake Learned 21

My friend and I just teamed up for a few months to try making it in the blog game. I wrote a review of Camp as my first piece.

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Not just of rap, but more recently as diverse as Shakespere to Shel Silverstein Rap Genius Senior Project by Jake Learned 21

The judges of the speech I did with this project loved this idea. Word to Poetry Genius.

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This album Rap Genius Senior Project by Jake Learned 21

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“That was just the eye of the Unger, Felix
Cause he is the cleanest amongst the
Younger, outstanding achieving up-and-comers”
Rap Genius Senior Project by Jake Learned 21

I like to begin my writing with quotes. In this case one from Lupe Fiasco’s The Coolest the first song that I really wanted to understand.

This line is so confident but at the surface isn’t. Not too many rappers can do that. Word to Lupe.

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I'm not Pinocchio, I never lied I poke her nose
With the dopest dope,
Amethyst Rockstar by Joey BADA$$ (Ft. Kirk Knight)

He’d give a girl coke to get some from women. He knows its a bad thing to do but he doesn’t give a fuck.

Can’t forget the wordplay in his use of bending words, Poconos (Poke-Her-Nose)

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March 29th, 2014

Also, “I never lied” sounds a lot like “and every night”.

December 3rd, 2013

Another meaning:

“I never lied, I poke her nose” sounds like “I never lied, I’m poco nose”.

Poco — little

This goes along with his previous line, when he says he isn’t Pinocchio.

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Brand new Pablo, brand new God flow
It feel like, Escobar and Apollo
Amethyst Rockstar by Joey BADA$$ (Ft. Kirk Knight)

Pablo Escobar was a notorious cocaine dealer that made millions of dollars, while Apollo is the Greek god of music.

Joey is basically saying he is the god of money and music right now. This might also be a reference to the song New God Flow by kanye West and Pusha T.

Nas went by Nas Escobar in the 90s, it might be a reference to him as well.

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Swank apparel, I put a pic on the site ‘ya megabytes Amethyst Rockstar by Joey BADA$$ (Ft. Kirk Knight)

We can all agree Joey is pretty swank.

By “megabyte”, when he posts his swank picture on a website, people begin to “bite” his style.

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She Instagram herself like #BadBitchAlert Blood On The Leaves by Kanye West

Shes trying to indirectly catch Yeezy’s attention by posting a selfie.

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Ask me why I came over Hold My Liquor by Kanye West (Ft. Chief Keef & Justin Vernon)

She was surprised to see Yeezy show up out of nowhere after all this time, but it becomes pretty clear what he’s doing there…

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Soul mates become soulless Hold My Liquor by Kanye West (Ft. Chief Keef & Justin Vernon)

This continues the idea that Kanye is losing himself due to this exploitation of his former soul mate. After he goes home from this encounter he will be just as soulless as he was before, because he’s throwing out meaning for temporary enjoyment.

Note the clever wordplay here; soul mates without the soul are just mates. This implies a relationship based solely on “mating” (having sex), rather than based on love and emotion.

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