Aiyyo, it's funny when I see some rap niggas do to make it
A few'll blow up, or go as far as they can take it
What They Do by The Roots (Ft. Raphael Saadiq)

For MC Hammer, it was as simple as repeating “You can’t touch this” several times with otherwise generic lyrics.

He blew up real fast, and blew his money as well.

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Keeping your party jumping with an original somethin What They Do by The Roots (Ft. Raphael Saadiq)

Back when The Roots became popular, they were the head of the hip-hop band movement that was around in the 90’s. They were one of the first groups, therefore making them original.

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Yo, I dedicate this to the one-dimensional
No imagination, excuse for perpetration
What They Do by The Roots (Ft. Raphael Saadiq)

Untalented, cookie cutter rappers. The ones real hip-hop heads hate. The list is huge, but a couple faces come to my mind…

Then

Now

Notice the subtle similarities

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That's why I am Little Nicky to these devils in rap Think Good Thoughts by Drake (Ft. Elzhi & Phonte)

Little Nicky was always the favorite of his father, Satan, even though his brothers were more powerful and had higher status being older. Drake may also be hinting at the fact other rappers in the game are growing unhappy with his increasing popularity.

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No disrespect, I'm not tryna belittle
But my dick worth money
That's My Bitch by Kanye West (Ft. Elly Jackson, Jay Z & Justin Vernon)

Kayne decided to show the trouser snake, or money maker in this case, to everyone when his dick pic leaked.

Also, “no disrespect”, but by dropping the “belittle” he’s claiming to have a bigger dick than you.

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Got a condo with nothing but condoms in it
The same place where the rhymes is invented
So all I do is rap and sex imagine how I stroke
See how I was flowing on my last cassette
Rapid-fire like I'm blasting a Tec, never jam though
Never get hot, never run out of ammo
Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator '99) by Jay Z (Ft. Amil & Jaz-O)

The opening of the verse is a big comparison between Jay’s flow and his skills in bed, the two main aspects of his life at the time. His condo was only used for sex and for thinking about rhymes, everything he needed!

His flow is fast and powerful like a TEC-9; occasionally when you spray a machine pistol, it can jam, the only thing Jay’s flow doesn’t have in common with it. It’s also a shot at Nas, which spit this line in “Ain’t Hard To Tell”:

Jam like a TEC with correct techniques

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Headed to the game, red Challenger today Can You Believe It by Game (Ft. Birdman & Lil Wayne)

Headed to the game, red Challenger today

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Gotta make them a believer Can You Believe It by Game (Ft. Birdman & Lil Wayne)

*Point the biggest skeptic out, I’ll make ‘em a believer.

Borrowed line from Drake’s “Over” put to the theme of this song.

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Throwing the red flags like I'm challenging the play Can You Believe It by Game (Ft. Birdman & Lil Wayne)

In certain situations, an NFL head coach can challenge an official’s ruling by throwing a red flag. Here’s a picture of Lovie Smith wasting a challenge like he always does:

Of course, Game wears red “flags” (ie pieces of cloth sticking out of his pockets) because, as he never ceases to mention, he is a Blood

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Whatever it is, they're gettin' it straight Whateva by Mac Miller

Mac’s playing the rap game straight up, no bullshit.

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