The grey clouds that made the rain puddle Grey Poupon by Uptown XO (Ft. The Messiah)

This line is a continuation of the line:

We despise the grey clouds from which the rain cometh

The rain is mean to be a symbol for sadness and struggle. The sadness and struggle continues to build up like how rain builds up into puddles.

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We despise the grey clouds from which the rain cometh Grey Poupon by Uptown XO (Ft. The Messiah)

Grey clouds — also known as rain clouds — are a sign of oncoming rain. The scientific name for a a rain cloud is a nimbus cloud — which means rain storm in Latin. There are two different types of nimbus clouds, depending on the atmospheric conditions the nimbus cloud forms in.

  • The first type of nimbus cloud is a cumulonimbus cloud. Cumulonimbus clouds are known for having intense rain and thunderstorms.

  • The second type of nimbus cloud is a nimbostratus cloud. The main characteristic of nimbostratus clouds is the long, light rainfall, unlike the cumulonimbus clouds, which have short, intense rainfall.

Rainy days are commonly associated with sadness and tiredness. Contrary to popular belief, this is due to the rain making it harder to have a good sleep, making people tired and upset. Also, the lack of sunlight can bring down someone’s mood.

The entire purpose of this line is to continue with the theme of sadness and struggle, as presented in this previous line:

In the darkest hours I’ve seen God save lives
In the brightest hours I’ve seen God take lives

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Hit the strip, get my motherfucking bread, don't you say a word, bitch Triple Backflip by Action Bronson

Strips are long outdoor stretches of stores, restaurants, casinos, etc. that are commonplace for many illegal activities if the mall isn’t well kept.

The aforementioned illegal activities that Action can be doing to make bread — or money — include:

The Las Vegas Strip is very well known for these two crimes.

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Needless to say I'm exceeding while you pussies bleeding Triple Backflip by Action Bronson

It has only been two years since Action released his debut project, Dr. Lecter, and he has already reached borderline mainstream status and was voted as a 2013 XXL Freshmen. Action certainly has exceeded and succeeded in the rap game quickly, while most rappers spend years striving to reach fame.

There is also wordplay between the words pussies and bleeding. Bronson is referring to a girl’s monthly period even though pussies doesn’t actually mean vagina in the context of the line.

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I’m from a lost land, Strictly 4 My Jeeps by Action Bronson

Action’s family is from an European country known as Albania. Action himself wasn’t born there, but his father immigrated to America before Action was born, with the rest of his father’s side of the family staying in Albania.

Action speaks more on Albania, and other things, here!

You’re originally from Albania. Did the Albanian background and heritage affect your upbringing? Would you ever perform there?

Well, to answer that part, I would love to perform back in the homeland in Macedonia where my family’s from, in Albania, in Kosovo. I need to get back there. We were supposed to go there but it fell through. There was some issues with the traveling and border and everything. I’ve been there three times already and it’s pretty heavy duty over there. Got to keep a gun with you everywhere you go. Of course, you know, my father’s a fucking off-the-boat immigrant. You grow up different. You grow up with a weird mentality. I’m sure everyone has their thing. It’s just certain aspects of Albanian manhood that has helped me in this music business.

Despite the official secular stance of Albania, there’s a large Muslim population. Did you ever have any beliefs in Islam?

I mean, yeah, my family is all Islamic. My family is all Muslim on my father’s side. Of course, you know, he wants me to grow up the way he grew up and have the same beliefs but with time, I have my own beliefs and that’s that.

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Linen to the ankle Fiends Jean Jacket by Action Bronson (Ft. The Alchemist)

Linen is a textile usually used for manufactured items, but it is used for clothing as well. Linen is very good for maintaining coolness and freshness in hot weather. Perfect for the L.A. weather that Action lived in during the recording of this tape.

And he (Action Bronson) graciously gave us a track-by-track breakdown of Rare Chandeliers, taking us behind-the-scenes at Alchemist’s in-house L.A. studio.

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In the streets, may the force be with you, little niggas hungry Battlefield by LG (Ft. Curren$y)

The expression may the force be with you originated in the Star Wars movie saga; This phrase has turned into a common phrase used to wish someone good luck.

In the streets, gangsters are competitive over nearly everything, whether it be drugs or territory. It’s a place where somebody would certainly need good luck.

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Flyer than whatever the air force'll ever build Battlefield by LG (Ft. Curren$y)

The Air Force of the United States Armed Forces is the part of the military that uses an aerial attack.

Curren$y uses two different meanings for flyer here:

  1. To travel in aircraft

  2. Something that is cool or in style

The first definition, of course, being used to describe the Air Force, while the second line is used to describe Curren$y’s fashion style.

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Feet wrapped in snake Rare Chandeliers by Action Bronson

Snake skin is an exotic product with lizard and alligator skin that are used know make accessories such as boots, shoes, and handbags.

Animal skin being used for products has raised significant controversy over the past few years.

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I gun-butted your grill, Blood of the Goat by Action Bronson (Ft. Sean Price & Twin Gambino)

The term gun-butted is more commonly known as pistol-whipping. If you get pistol-whipped, it means that you are hit with the rear — hence gun-butted — of the pistol; Most people when pistol-whipped usually are hit in the face — thus grill.

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