So you niggas need to stop testing me
Because you know you can't "F" with me
Stepping to me with insuperior weaponry
Making a Name for Ourselves by Common (Ft. Canibus)

Canibus is the best MC alive (in his head), so everyone should just back off because there’s no way they can outgun him. Also, is he daring rappers to fail him on a test?

Also, Canibus might not be familiar with the word ‘inferior’

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I hold mics while you hold spite
Like a broken-hearted bitch
Making a Name for Ourselves by Common (Ft. Canibus)

While Common is making money with his rhymes, other MC’s watch on with envy and hatred, like a jilted woman

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I'm about to make the name Com Sense a name you fear Making a Name for Ourselves by Common (Ft. Canibus)

Through the course of the song, both Common and Canibus seek to prove to the world that they’re the best MC’s out there, and that other rappers should be in fear of them

Strangely enough, both rappers dropped classic diss tracks in the years before and after this song was released; Common directed “The Bitch In Yoo” at Ice Cube, and Canibus would later destroy LL Cool J with “Second Round K.O.” on his debut album

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I'm your worst nightmare squared
That's double for niggas who ain't mathematically aware
Making a Name for Ourselves by Common (Ft. Canibus)

Mathematical wordplay that has confused many. Do Common and Canibus really think that doubling a number is the same as squaring it?

While it’s possible that neither rapper understands basic arithmetic, they more likely mean that their lyrical threat goes double for (i.e. especially applies to) rappers not up on their math. The usage of the mathematical terms squared and double is just wordplay and not to be taken literally.

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Oh why do I live this way? Ride Wit Me by Nelly (Ft. City Spud)

I can’t tell whether Nelly is wistful about how simple life was in the past, or if he’s just being sarcastic

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I know something you don't know
And I've got something to tell ya
Ride Wit Me by Nelly (Ft. City Spud)

Actually, what he has to say is a pretty common thing among rappers, so why exactly does he need to exaggerate the point?

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But now the same motherfuckers asking me for dough
And I'm yelling: "I can't help ya"
Ride Wit Me by Nelly (Ft. City Spud)

A common meme in hip-hop: the people who tell you that you can’t achieve your dreams are the same ones who want to ride your coattails when you reach the top

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Without no vouchers on her boots she's bringing nothing back Ride Wit Me by Nelly (Ft. City Spud)

Uh-oh! She ripped the tags off of the boots and they don’t fit right…but too late to take them back!

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Chris
May 11th, 2012
    Nah man, what nelly is saying here is that she got her own.. She a boss chick, cuz she can afford to buy these things and not worry about returning it later to get her money back, cuz she got her own money.. 

   So on that note nelly likes the fact that this girl can take care of herself with her own money and not use nelly to get his..

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I like the way the light hit the ice and glare Ride Wit Me by Nelly (Ft. City Spud)

I like the way the light hit the ice and Glen

as in Glen(fiddich), Glen(morganie), etc., she’s holding a drink.

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March 20th, 2014

The lyric is GLARE.

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She can be 18 (18) with an attitude
Or 19, kinda snotty, acting real rude
Ride Wit Me by Nelly (Ft. City Spud)

The problem with teenage girls: the attitude! (also usually dress poorly)

Rappers often warn their audience against getting involved with young women (Cf. Jay-Z on Girls Girls)

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