I’m no Al Capone or Corleone
But I’ve been known to put a hit out on the microphone
Fuck Tony Montana by La Coka Nostra (Ft. B-Real & Sick Jacken)

Everlast isn’t a gangster like Al Capone or the fictional mafia family from The Godfather, the Corleones. However, his “hits” come from his ability to make and sell music records.

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I was born in Dorchester in the midst of the torn seventies
With bad memories, bad habits, and sworn enemies
Mossad by La Coka Nostra

Slaine was born and raised in the town of Dorchester, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was born in the 1970’s, during a turbulent time in Boston’s history (Boston’s racially charged busing riots). He grew up with bad elements in his neighborhood and made many enemies.

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Let's begin, I know you saw my battle with Jin
That's why you ran like the wind and jumped out of your skin
Runaway (Copywrite Diss) by 7L (Ft. Esoteric)

In 2001, Jin battled Esoteric. Eso brought that heat to Jin in that battle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFim0S5JwRY

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Y'all niggas roll with pussycats like Josie Good To You by Talib Kweli

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Sonny from Bronx Tale, you can't leave WW III by Ruff Ryders (Ft. Jadakiss, Scarface, Snoop Dogg & Yung Wun)

A reference to the 1993, coming of age/gangster movie, A Bronx Tale. In the movie, there’s a scene involving the local mafia don, Sonny, and a rowdy biker gang in a local bar. After the gang assures Sonny that they only want a drink, Sonny allows it. Soon after, they trash the bar and disrespect Sonny, so he locks all the doors and tells the gang that they can’t leave and proceeds to beat the gang down with his henchmen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leLJ-xO3Fwc

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In this old game, yall rappers look pale
Learn to survive since Oregon Trail
Thrilla by Bodega Bamz (Ft. Flatbush Zombies)

Bodega Bamz is specifically talking about the The Oregon Trail computer game that teachers allowed students to play in class in the 1990’s. If you grew up in America, or in Bodega’s case, NYC, you played this game to death whenever you had computer class.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBoK5CNH4Y0

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When Pun was packing a mack in back of the Acura Radiant Jewels by Raekwon (Ft. Cormega & Sean Price)

It’s a reference to the “Pakinamac Pt. 2” skit from Big Punisher’s debut solo album, 1998’s Capital Punishment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPfVhku0YUM

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Plus they make pizza ya’ll can't fuck with this Chicken Spot Rock by Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire (Ft. Dallas the Kid)

The fried chicken spots that you’d find in the hoods of NYC, places like Kennedy Fried Chicken/Crown Fried Chicken, are known for selling more than fried chicken and French Fries. A lot of these places make burgers, pizza, tacos, burritos, rice, beans, sandwiches, etc. Some even operate as small grocery stores. They have more food options than you’d find in the corporate fried chicken spots like Popeyes and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

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Homie from the BX
But BK bees where I’m from
Big Pun's Back by Joell Ortiz

Big Punisher was from the BX aka the Bronx, NYC. However, Joell Ortiz is from BK aka Brooklyn, NYC..

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Fuck Heavy D, cause "I Got Nothin But HATE For Ya"!! Many Different Ways by Chino XL

This is a reference to Heavy D. & The Boyz 1994 single, Nuttin' But Love, from the album of the same name.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJEbfeG2oAE

Unlike Heavy D., Chino XL has “nuttin' but hate” for everybody else.

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