Push plays on knows/nose implying drug use. He even made a song called “Nosetalgia” from his debut LP My Name Is My Name
It’s also not the first time he’s mentioned the devil in his d-boy raps:
The devil is a lie
You ain’t broke bread ‘till you taste the devil’s pie
They say his laugh sounds like an angel when he cries
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He’s been in the dope game long enough to nose how much a kilo of cocaine goes for! Push is 37 this year and you never know, he may celebrate it in the same fashion as last year:
I might sell a brick on my birthday
36 years of doing dirt like it’s Earth Day, God
This also relates to the next line, knows also means nose better as mentioned in the line to come.
A nose is that object you use to sniff coke, so it all relates to each other…
Markita makes reference to those with a typical 9-5 job (punching in), rather than ones who have a stash spot to store cash/drugs.
Cartoonists are infamous for being able to create quick sketches of characters. This continues the wordplay from the previous bars, when you’re in a Western duel — the quickest draw wins!
Popularised by Western films, the classic pistol duel had opponents face each others backs, take 10 paces and then whoever turned around and shot first won.
Saks Fifth Avenue is a popular high end department store. Birkin bags are a sought after item!
Gat’s are a type of sub machine gun, shortened from Gattling gun used heavily during the prohibition era. Roscoe’s raps are like bullets — his mouth the gun!
Little known fact: Pharrell actually gave Pusha T his name! During the Exclusive Audio Footage Clipse days, Push was known as ‘Terrar’.
Little known fact: This song was featured on a B.F. Goodrich tire commercial in 2013. Snowboarder Shaun White featured and the ads highlighted the lyric, “I'ma tell you what I’m talkin' ‘bout.”
Scouts honour is an old saying meaning you’re telling the truth. This is rather likely as both Malice & Pusha were introduced to the drug game by their uncle (their grandmothers son).