I guess that's all hip hop is All These Foolish Things by XV

The various materialistic obsessions in hip hop and the light the media shines on it can make it seem like it’s all about expensive things to someone not familiar with it.

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I've seen Cribs, that's how they live
Fly ass cars, fly ass chicks
All These Foolish Things by XV

Cribs was a show on MTV where they basically showcased a bunch of rich famous peoples' houses.

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Now I gotta get some Cris
So I can pour it all on this tight-ass chick
Shake it around and do my dance
With this gold bottle in my hand
All These Foolish Things by XV

Cris is short for Cristal, a champagne that used to be often mentioned in hip hop until Jay-Z started boycotting it saying the owner was racist. See this for more.

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Cause BET said it looks right, right? All These Foolish Things by XV

BET, Black Entertainment Television, is often criticized for promoting the negative aspects of hip hop, such as the obsession with cars, clothes, and hoes.

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What does BAPE mean?
Don't matter cause I've seen Weezy
Jay-Z, Pharell, and Kan-Yeezy
Wear it so I gotta get me
One up at JC Penny
All These Foolish Things by XV

Bape is a Japanese clothing line that stands for Bathing Ape that many rappers have endorsed. To keep up with them and be a popular rapper, up-and-coming rappers try to follow their lead.

Their logo:

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All these foolish things make me who I am
Cause my watches chains and rings, I'm the coolest man
Man I gotta be cooler than their cooling fan
Cause all these foolish things make me who I am
All These Foolish Things by XV

Because you have to have a bunch of chains and materialistic items to really be living, right?

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MTV said All These Foolish Things by XV

MTV more or less became the symbol for overly lavish and overly luxurious living in the late 2000s with all of their “reality” shows.

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Big chains, big whips
Big broads, big ummm...
All These Foolish Things by XV

I wonder what rhymes with whips that rappers often brag about…

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Now see when I be on the scene with a watch
Fresh out the box everybody just stop and watch
As it's ticking
All These Foolish Things by XV

Hip hop seems to have a bit of an obsession with shiny watches, rappers sometimes even make whole songs about them.

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Watch out for them Seven Seals, I’ll be in the sky Nibiru by Ab-Soul 1

A reference to the biblical Seven Seals, said to be signs of the Apocalypse from the Book of Revelation. Contrary to the Anunnaki returning in the the doomsday theory, the bible states the Four Horsemen (symbolizing Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death) will take the sky raining terror. .

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Peter
August 13th, 2013

Seven seals is also a metaphor found in the book of Revelations in the bible relating to the seven chakras, breaking the seven seals is synonymous with breaking off the seals that hold in the energy of the chakras and the energy accompanied with such an event

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