Even if Monster Mike’s new tattoo is a fake Doin It Well: Rap Genius and the Importance of Superfans by Amanda Peyton 2

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Like Tom Lehman Doin It Well: Rap Genius and the Importance of Superfans by Amanda Peyton 2

In the original article, “Tom Lehman” is linked to http://tomlehman.com, like this: Tom Lehman

Amanda did this as a favor to Rap Genius founder / programmer LEMON to help him win the Google search for “Tom Lehman” over this guy:

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You should also note that Tom Lehman founder of Rap Genius has a full head of hair

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Rap Genius can now count itself among only a small handful of startups where a member of the community (as in, someone who isn’t a founder or employee) has ink related to the startup Doin It Well: Rap Genius and the Importance of Superfans by Amanda Peyton 2

After chilling with the Rap Genius gods at SXSW 2012, Monster Mike (a Chicago MC) was inspired to get a Rap Genius tattoo

The tattoo was designed by LEMON and Fobolous. The font is Bebas Neue

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Well is your creep move potent? Smokin' by Nas 1

How do you move through life? Do you move strong and confident (potent), or weak?

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So we could have sex but I can't be your loverrrrrr Virgo by Ludacris (Ft. Doug E Fresh & Nas)

This line is a reference to a line from the classic rap track “La Di Da Di”:

And with your wrinkled pussy, I can’t be your lover

Ludacris not only says the line, but manages to imitate Slick Rick’s flow as well

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I went up... I
Called G, I said, "man, you think we could still get that deal with Rocafella?"
Last Call by Kanye West (Ft. Jessica Rivera)

G Roberson runs Hip Hop Since 1978 (HHS78), the meme production company that signed Kanye.

(G (middle) with Kanye West and Spike Lee)

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See, I'm a hustler's hope, I'm not his pipe dreams
So when they speak of success, I'm what they might mean
Go Crazy (Remix) by Jeezy (Ft. Jay Z)

Jay-Z was a dope boy himself until he channelled his hustler mentality into success in the music industry

Since Jay-Z went from hustler to millionaire, his type of success seems attainable for other hustlers (i.e., not a pipe dream)

The phrase “pipe dream” is derived from the hallucinations of smokers of opium pipes in the 19th Century; here, it is a double entendre for the crack smokers who the hustler serves

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Plenty hoes in the balla-nigga matrix Runaway by Kanye West (Ft. Pusha T)

In math, a matrix is a set of numbers or symbols. Hoes, watches, and just about everything else are presented as faceless and replaceable for easy consumption

Possibly a double entendre. Pusha seems to pronounce “hoes” as “O’s”, which could of course refer to Pusha’s drug dealing background of moving ounces of cocaine. Moving ounces would make him a “balla-nigga”. This also matches with the binary code of 0’s and 1’s that is the backdrop of the matrix.

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Cash Money is the company and Weezy the boss! Outro by Lil Wayne (Ft. Bun B, Busta Rhymes, Nas & Shyne)

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Hold the shit back, say goodbye and go commit that Family Ties by Cam'ron

Cam is referring to murder: say goodbye to your friends and family, and commit murder or be murdered

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