I'm black, but I believe in all different hues Pure by Dosage

Even though he is Black, he believes that all different “colors”, or races, of people can live in harmony

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My voice is completely stripped at this point Pure by Dosage

If you’re already familiar with Dosage you realize that, once Dosage starts speaking in this intro, his voice sounds completely different—uncharacteristically thin and cracked. It’s most likely that he recorded this song after a long day in the studio of working on the rest of the tracks for his “3D11” mixtape and was losing his voice by the time he was doing takes for this joint

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In a faux Spanish romantic hues of a Marxist dialectic Always Shine by Robert Glasper (Ft. Bilal & Lupe Fiasco) 1

Possibly a reference to Che. An Arengtinian and revolutionary, Che speaked Spanish and espoused Marxist ideals. Revolution can get caught up in romanticism as can any act of defining the world.

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50 bodied you, I just laid the chalk down Officer Down by Lloyd Banks

Banks is saying that, while boss 50 Cent might have indeed murked Ross first, it is he who is drawing chalk around Ross “dead' body, completing the "killing” further

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January 16th, 2013

He is telling him that 50 Cent has already finished him (lyrically) even though this diss pretty much killed him also.

Banks however is only drawing the line where Ross shouldn’t cross. In other words, he is telling him to know his place.

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We just soldiers, my nigga — don’t know you, my nigga, but know you my nigga
This is soulful my nigga, hope that I am giving some hope to my nigga
We just soldiers, my nigga — don’t know you, my nigga, but know you my nigga
DC Or Nothing by Wale

In a moment of pure solidarity with the listener, Wale states that, while he will never meet every person who hears this song, the listener is most likely a fellow young Black male, and it is this sharing of the struggle that makes them all “brothers”

When he says ‘but know you my nigga’, Wale is connecting with the listener and telling them that although he doesn’t know them, the listener should know themselves and stay hopeful in life.

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Although weight gets you paper, I pray you're weighing your options DC Or Nothing by Wale

Wale realizes that, despite the risk involved, moving drugs is an easily accessible way of making some fast cash, but he urges them to consider better alternatives and find a way out of their harsh environment through honest means

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March 9th, 2013

He is referencing selling drugs, but it also a play on words, hoping his homies are weighing their options, just as they weigh their work.

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Kobe my nigga I hate it had to be him Stay Schemin' by Rick Ross (Ft. Drake & French Montana)

Drake was referring to Bryant as his man in the “thank yous” on his debut album Thank Me Later. Drake’s even went as far as to bring out Bryant in L.A. at Powerhouse

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When I close my eyes, there's no dollars In My Sleep by Joe Budden

In Joey’s dream world money does not exist.

Quite a dream indeed, since, to quote Wu-Tang, “Cash rules everything around us”

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You can hear it screaming "freedom" as the beat get killed Joaquin Phoenix by Lupe Fiasco (Ft. Travis Barker)

Towards the end of the Mel Gibson film Braveheart, the titular character famously cries out “Freedom!” while being brutally quartered, right before being decapitated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3ubag7dtn4&feature=related

Yep, Lu just killed this beat THAT much!

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Im so up up on it like insomniacs Glenwood by Big Sean (Ft. Kanye West)

Insomniacs are always awake so there up. Big sean is referring to up as in high. Insomniacs usually take medication to aid with there sleep. Big sean is on drugs thats why he is up (high). all around a pretty dope line.

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