Mano-a-mano Slaughterhouse by Joe Budden (Ft. Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, Nino Bless & Royce Da 5'9")

Continuing with the Spanish lingo earlier in the verse, “mano-a-mano” is a Spanish phrase meaning “hand to hand” and originally applied to two matadors competing for an audience’s admiration

In American conversation, like here, it has since evolved to mean “one on one” or “man to man.” This continues the previous line and implies there will be direct and messy confrontation

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[Verse 2: Joe Budden] Truth Or Truth, Pt. 1 by Slaughterhouse

https://twitter.com/Royceda59/status/237345938111336448

“Truth or Truth” is Slaughterhouse’s take on the game “Truth or Dare”. In the intro to his verse Joe picks “Truth” which, in truth, is the only choice

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Others went to jail, they hit a lick and left thumbprints Truth Or Truth, Pt. 1 by Slaughterhouse

Others left thumbprints all over the crime scene (“lick”, in this sense, means to rob or steal) and, as a result, they got caught and went to jail.

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Another lesson for me
Far greater than whatever I profess it to be
Truth Or Truth, Pt. 1 by Slaughterhouse

Learn from your mistakes and experiences, or they’re all for nothing

Also, note the wordplay of “lesson” and “profess”: professors instruct lessons to students

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I thought that we'd travel the same road, Gone by Slaughterhouse (Ft. K-Young)

Joe Budden thought that they would follow the same path as other successful rappers who never had to conform.

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I'm a "Law Abiding Citizen"
I'mma kill a cellmate if enough is at stake
Who I Am by Slaughterhouse (Ft. SLV) 1

Reference to the 2009 film Law Abiding Citizen, which contains a scene where Gerard Butler’s character kills his cellmate gruesomely by stabbing him in the neck several times with a steak bone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX212uUi39s

Notice the “stake” / “steak” wordplay as well

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Speakin' of shorty, nah, I'll do that in private
It might be a little soon for me to let her know how I get
Shit, and now we right back at one
Real quick, let me get back to my son
When a nigga was like…
Truth Or Truth, Pt. 1 by Slaughterhouse

This part refers to Budden’s current girlfriend Kaylin Garcia

He was about to offer some perspective into their relationship on the track like he does with a lot of exes, but decided it’s not quite time to let her witness that part of Budden.

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Diggin' ya hole is my hobby Officer Down by Lloyd Banks

“Killing” other rappers is just a recreational activity to Banks

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I said "that's a side effect that you get
When you trade bad dreams for some great nightmares" ('mares)
In My Sleep by Joe Budden

Joe Budden explains metaphorically that when you try to trade something which is already bad, you usually get something worse and that is the side-effect that happens today in Life. It in this case he is talking about his dream

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So we can scratch that one as an excuse (or) In My Sleep by Joe Budden

The love of money is the oft-cried pursuit that label heads care about only, and this has caused Budden many career setbacks in his pursuit of painting emotionally-evocative art (such as this song). In his dreamworld, the pursuit of money is non-existent, so it causes him no creative delays in any way

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