Referencing a then-recent show they had at the offices of Spin.com.
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Heems is clearly referencing the movie Juice with Tupac in which Tupac is an upstanding kid that gets a gun and goes haywire. He’s saying he’s got the juice, he’s got the power, and he’s proud of it.
Proud enough even to declare that he doesn’t even need rap, rap needs HIM.
Janet Jackson’s fame and talent are trumped by her brother Michael Jackson (a million dollars).
The simplest brag in rap history.
The hook originated in a freestyle the pair did on Pitchfork in a bodega.
This lyric actually came from Kool A.D.’s song I Zimbra, in reference to the Talking Heads song, in reference to dada, etc. etc.
Rae is indicting his enemies for their stupidity and racism.
This is the first track off the new album, so you better get fucking hyped for the rest of it.
Clever couplet makes transitions the previous lines' “I’ve got the best drugs” to the following lines' “I’ve got the best raps”
Other rappers are fiends after his diesel: his literal drugs, and also his flows. Term is such a pimp among rappers that when he’s around, other rappers can’t help but throw down money
Continuing the Wu-Tang tradition of using “God” as an equivalent to “man” or “dude.”