All about the green, they should have called her Jade Ballerina by Sez Batters (Ft. GLC & XV)

Jade is a precious green mineral used for many things. He’s saying she loves money (green) so much she may as well have a name that relates to it.

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She about to clean up tonight, mami got it made Ballerina by Sez Batters (Ft. GLC & XV)

A play on homonyms:

  • She’s bout to make a lot of money. Similar to saying “I got it made,” means she set money-wise for now.

  • A maid literally cleans up houses. This is a metaphor for the stripper picking up the money off the floor.

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Dance for me...someone said
Emily...shakes her head
Lovely, gracefully, a ballerina...
Ballerina by Sez Batters (Ft. GLC & XV)

This samples “Ballerina” from the 1972 album Queues by Vigrass & Osborne

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Had niggas working with the same vision on the block
One day they all say, man, Im'ma take his spot
American Dream by XV

Sometimes the people close to you can get envious of you, so you really do have to watch them.

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And books said he was Captain Hook, he hated clocks
Hated thoughts of catching up, to the ticking of the tock
American Dream by XV

Captain Hook from Peter Pan hated clocks because a crocodile that bit off his hand swallowed an alarm clock, so when Captain Hook he’s clocks it reminds him of that crocodile.

The man in the story also hates clocks, but only because he fears time and old enemies catching up to him.

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With demons sending you see you soon cards, you're tripping American Dream by XV

He’s constantly thinking about dying, most likely even having vivid nightmares about it.

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Just to flash on the screen, like Nasdaq screens American Dream by XV

Nasdaq is a very famous stock, and it’s numbers flash on many screens in mainstream news.

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These are the hands that built America
These are the hands that built America
American Dream by XV

Another sample from the same song as the intro, Hands That Built America by U2.

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It's early fall, there's a cloud in the New York skyline
Innocence, drags across a yellow line
American Dream by XV

Sample from the song Hands That Built America by U2.

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And this new shit sounds so crazy, so they just want a date
Well tell 'em we'll go steady
A couple weeks away
Tappin' Out (Cashin' Out Freestyle) by XV 3

Around this time, XV fans were waiting for his next mixtape, Popular Culture, which came out a short while later.

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