Single engine Cessna
Amphibious landing gear, terrain treacherous here
Square groupers, blocks of white cheddar
100 Spokes by Curren$y & Young Roddy (Ft. Curren$y & Young Roddy)

Curren$y paints the scene of a small Cessna plane making a drug drop. These planes are very low-profile and capable of landing on water, making it easier to avoid authorities. “Square groupers” is slang for bales of drugs that are often shipped in the planes.

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They hate to see me up and see me ball like Ginóbili
They'd rather see me injured on the side like Kobe
The War on Drugs by Curren$y & Young Roddy (Ft. Curren$y & Young Roddy)

Creating two basketball similes, Roddy references Kobe Bryant who suffered an ACL tear late in the 2012-2013 season. Rod’s haters would rather see him failing than succeeding like San Antonio Spurs star Manu Ginobili.

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This a second round K-O Catch A Body by Cassidy

Cass acknowledges that this is his second direct diss to Meek, while also alluding to the beat he’s rapping over, Canibus' “Second Round K.O.”

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My money stupid like Lil' Darryl Mo Money by Curren$y & Young Roddy (Ft. Curren$y, Juvenile & Young Roddy)

“Stupid” refers to the ridiculous amount he has. This is also a reference to an old comedy routine by Rickey Smiley, radio personality and former standup comedian, where he plays a mentally challenged character, Lil' Darryl.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRCHhgQWV3E&feature=player_detailpage#t=138

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Beefin' with that nigga fuck I might fuck his girl intentional Certified by Curren$y & Young Roddy (Ft. Young Roddy)

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"Can I get that, oh... let me get that beat in my headphones." Chum by Earl Sweatshirt

In an interview with Christian Rich, this voice is one of the brothers in the recording booth laying down a rough possible hook during the song process. He asks for the beat in his headphones and Earl took this and ran with it using it in the final song.

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Intelligent Trunk Music for the elite Spaceships & Woodgrain by Stalley

“Intelligent Trunk Music” is the subtitle of Stalley’s mixtape Lincoln Way Nights: Intelligent Trunk Music. He coined this term for his sound because he’s a conscious, down-to-Earth guy who tells his story in his music. At the same time, the instrumentals behind his voice have plenty of bass. These two traits are an unusual pair that isn’t used by too many artists.

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Yeah, I was just chilling man
I was just chilling, just doing my R&B shit
And niggas wanna come and play this shit, man
Make me wanna get ignorant and shit
Fuck all my crew's paper up, fuck all my Jazzfest paper up
Jedi Code by Rapsody (Ft. Jay Electronica & Phonte)

DX: Phonte, you’ve found yourself pestered by fans asking about you getting back to rapping. To close, do you want to make a statement about that?

Phonte: I just do it when I feel like it [laughs]. I do it when I have something to say. I guess in modern day Hip Hop, people are just used to getting material all of the time, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But I’ve never been a cat to just rap for the sake of rapping or sing for the sake of singing. I only create when I have something to say on that front. While I put out Charity Starts At Home a year and some change ago—which is five years ago in Hip Hop years—that pretty much got all my rapping out for a good time. I said a lot. I got everything out of my system that I wanted to say on the Hip Hop front with that record. So once we finish the cycle of new FE records with The Reworks, Zo’s record and Love In Flying Colors, we’ll see if I have something to say on the Hip Hop front again. But I’m not worried about rapping just to stay “relevant.” I only do it when I got something to say and when I know I can come with quality, if I feel like I got something to say again then I’ll put it out.

(via HipHopDX)

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MySpace and Fruity Loops let the amateurs in Sushi by Ras Kass 5

In the past, you could only get in the rap game by spitting some nice bars to a rapper or executive who was already in it. MySpace started the era of everyday people being able to spam their music everywhere, regardless of its quality. A few gems can be found through the site (i.e. Jay Electronica who was discovered via MySpace), but those are few and far between.

Fruity Loops is music creating software compatible with almost any computer, and it allows anyone to call themselves a music producer.

The music studio of yesterday:

…compared to the music studio of today:

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Some of these OG's I laugh at, y'all don't know me to half ass Lost Control (Freestyle) by Joe Budden

Joey is most likely referring to the exchange he had with Styles P over Twitter regarding Kendrick’s “King of NY” line. Joey’s had a history of beefing with OGs (i.e. his beef with Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan).

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