The kind of eye-searing combination best saved for a 12-year old’s Myspace profile. Or Nicki Minaj.
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Even the POTUS has a Blackberry, don’t worry about it.
This entire series of complexities, and their delivery, is a callback to a Jay-Z line from Public Service Announcement: I’m Che Guevara with bling on, I’m complex.
Referencing a then-recent show they had at the offices of Spin.com.
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.