Referring to the previous line if you play the hand you’re dealt and make the most out of it, you could still be succesfull
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A clear reference to one of the duo’s most popular songs, ATLiens
Remember than when Big Boi is on the microphone you best wear your sweater because he’s as cool as a polar bear’s toenails!
Kool Keith describes what his alter-ego looks like.
He is describing himself as a little green man.
A reference to Curtis Mayfield’s song Move On Up from his 1970 album Curtis, which Just Blaze sampled for Kanye West’s 2005 song Touch The Sky off his album Late Registration
A reference to Shad’s songs Out Of Love from his first album When This Is Over
and Out Of Love Pt. 2 from his second album The Old Prince.
In these songs Shad describes his plights with women.
True Beauty doesn’t cover itself in make-up is basically what Shad is saying.
Shad is using “the light” as an analogy
Frankenstein is a classic horror figure created by Mary Shelley, known for sporting turtleneck sweaters.
Flopping is the act of being hyped up but failing to sell enough/deliver.
Pos is implying that businessmen like record labels or management of sport’s team only pay brothers to make music for them or play sports so in turn they can make more money.
A play on the popular phrase “The Calm before the storm”
Which means “a quiet period just before a period of great activity or excitement”
Slug is implying that “great activity or excitement” came out of nowhere and was possibly unexpected.