I'm fine long as there's batteries in my Walkman
Nothing is the matter with me
Legacy by Eminem

For those of you out there that are a part of today’s generation, a Sony Walkman is the 1980’s version of an iPod, only it has no GB’s and instead plays compact cassette tapes, and ran off of replaceable batteries.

Em is saying that he will always be fine as long as he has his music with him, which is something many of his listeners can relate to.

The walkman enforces the image of the passage of time with each. The first verse recalls his schooling days. The second is during his up-and-coming rapper and his career. In the third, he refers to a lot of recent events.

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It ignores unintended touches, IPhone Keynote 2007 by Steve Jobs

Ever have your iPhone on and you tap on an app but it won’t open because you didn’t really tap on the dead center of the app? That’s what he’s talking about.

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Red, white
And blew em all away
Supersoaker by Kings Of Leon

(Coming from previous line) this is a clever play on words as he begins to mention the colors of the American flag but replaces blue with blew. This must be Anthony’s way of saying that he sometimes exceeds expectations.

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September 25th, 2013

This line is most likely a reference to the band’s success internationally — most of their early popularity came outside of the USA, where overseas fans were attracted to their typically Southern sound and the Americana themes portrayed in their first three albums. Hence the ‘Red White and Blue’ blew everyone away.

A similar line can be found in Fans, another song about the band’s international success.

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Blunt in my ear Thugz Mirror Freestyle by Nas

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B for the bombs, Little Weapon by Lupe Fiasco (Ft. Bishop G & Nikki Jean)

He is saying that the “B” button brings in the bombs that easily kill the people. Obviously Bishop G is referring to an xbox controller.

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If the guns are just too taaaaall, for you
We'll find you something smaaaaall, to use
Little Weapon by Lupe Fiasco (Ft. Bishop G & Nikki Jean)

The kids are too young and too small to use the guns that they desire to use. This is common place in many African countries where child solders are used to wage war. Pictured is an Ak-47 assault rifle.

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February 6th, 2013

Also contrasting guns that are too tall with the title “Little Weapon” is a clever use of wordplay on Lupe’s part.

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Bro, always act your age
Never pretend, lie or get ultra high
If I Had A Little Brother by Eddie Soe

He always stayed loyal towards his true personality and stayed away from drugs

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Your my 4 letter word, 4 letter word, my 4 letter word, 4 letter word, your my 4 letter word, 4 letter word, my 4 letter word, 4 letter word, 4 letter 4 letter word 4 Letter Word by Diggy Simmons

At the end of the song he reveals that the “4 letter word” is love

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Their perspective's now changed, all pretty much abandoned American Terrorist II by Lupe Fiasco

Due to the hero’s recent carelessness, the people have changed their minds about their dependability completely.

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Caesar Young
April 20th, 2013

The people of the city are no longer the good people the hero once swore to protect when he arrived, they may no longer deserve protection.

July 19th, 2013

after some time in the country he is stationed in and seeing how bad things have become for the people and possibly because of the people he is not sure if he can keep his promise that he made to himself and his country.

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He swore that he'd protect it when he landed American Terrorist II by Lupe Fiasco

This hero of our’s promised the people that everywhere he went he would offer them guidance and protection, but he is slowly starting to dilute his own responsibilities.

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July 19th, 2013

when the soldier got on the plane to fly to where he was stationed he swore that as a american soldier he would protect the people and his fellow soldiers with his life and when he landed he has his mind set on doing that

June 22nd, 2013

he is making a reference to superman. in superman’s orgin he landed on the earth and as he grow older he promise that he’ll protech the planet.

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