Like New York been soft since Bin Laden came thru and crushed the buildings Pump It Up (Remix) by Joe Budden (Ft. Jay Z)

Referring to the 9/11 terrorist attacks but also taken from Jay-Z’s line from “Money,Cash,Hoes” from the album Hard Knock Life Vol.2 where he said, “Its like New York’s been soft ever since Snoop came through and crushed the buildings” talking about The Dogg Pound diss song “New York, New York”

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Just Blazed it like me Pump It Up (Remix) by Joe Budden (Ft. Jay Z)

Reference to producer Just Blaze who produced Pump it Up for Joe

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Everybody’s a killer but the deaths don’t add up
Everybody’s a hustler but the money ain’t coming in
Pump It Up (Remix) by Joe Budden (Ft. Jay Z)

Reffering to rappers who rap about killing people but have never actually killed anyone and who all say they hustle but ain’t really got money like that

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Life is parallel to hell but I must maintain Above the Clouds by Saeed (Ft. Byron) 3

Quoted from Nas classic song New York State of Mind off if Illmatic

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Call out weak MC's like the blastmaster these "Criminal Minded" rappers
Ain't killing me
Above the Clouds by Saeed (Ft. Byron) 3

https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ2kpaDnAwbQ_2eAZgka7ie4PzLi7Sa9Vb_nTfOvTu9Dn_bsvWpJQ Krs-One the legendary MC is often called the “blastmaster” for his reputation for battling and calling out whack rappers in a similar context as Krs-One I do the same. Criminal Minded was the classic first album by Boogie Down Productions which Krs-One was a member of I’m referring to criminal minded rappers in this day in age that glorify illegal activity but often don’t really live that life so they won’t kill me and are mostly whack so they can’t kill me on the mic either.

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Napoleon Hill mindstate "I think and Grow Rich" Above the Clouds by Saeed (Ft. Byron) 3

Napoleon Hill was author of the book “Think and Grow Rich” a highly regarded self improvement book about thinking positive towards becoming achieving wealth

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On the block you lucky if you see my silhouette
I'm ghost, envied by most
So I keep a crew of crazy tenants that's sling toast, fucker
In My Lifetime by Jay Z

Its rare if you ever see Jay out on the block slanging crack rock himself just like a guy who is head in charge he’s a ghost and you never see him and his money has others envy him. Jay has his own people that slang and make money for him like a boss supposed to

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Stan2012
October 15th, 2012

He’s saying because he is envied by mainly everyone, he keeps a crew that he takes care of(crazy tenants) that keep guns, shoots and kills for him(sling toast).

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While others worship guns I worship tons of money In My Lifetime by Jay Z

While many rappers glorify guns and brag about them Jay just wants to get money and he did just check the forbes list

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Forty yard dash Saeed is Like by Saeed 5

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I run through dudes like running backs do can't catch me my speed is on that 42 Saeed is Like by Saeed 5

I run through rappers and destroy them lyrically the way a runningback runs through a opposing defense. Often when on RB gets by a opposing defender he has to use his blockers wisely and use juke moves to get by somebody just like how a MC uses clever wordplay to get by his competitors. Also the 40 yard dash in football is a very important sprint to determine how fast a player is, if you can run 4.2 second 40 you are one of the fastest players. So once I pass you up musically you won’t be able to catch up to my speed.

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