I flow like the great ones
Matter of fact, I flow like it's eight floods
Matter of fact, I flow like Atlantic, Pacific
Sink Titanics, terrific
Shit gigantic, horrific
Niggas in Africa by Freeway

Free compares his rap “flow” to the flow of water in a Noah-sized flood, and continues saying that his ocean-sized flow is big enough to sink a giant ship

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Heir to the throne
Philly Freeway home, better give me my space
Niggas in Africa by Freeway

Free refers to himself as the heir to the rap throne, while obviously referencing the name of Jay and Ye’s collaborative project

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On my Chris Columbus shit
Throw y'all off where the earth ends
Niggas in Africa by Freeway

Free here references the idea that members of Christopher Columbus' crew thought that the earth was flat and that they were worried about sailing over the edge. As with many things you were taught in history class, this turns out to be a myth. Below, a pre-1492 globe known as the Erdapfel

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I'm great, y'all late
Just trying to get by, Talib Kweli
Niggas in Africa by Freeway

Freezer continues the “Michigan lake” idea above with his use of the word “great” here — Lake Michigan is one of the Great Lakes. He also points out his opponents' average, out-of-style raps by referencing Talib Kweli’s massive hit Get By

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Y'all know me, I'm a Philly O.G
Got songs with Jay, these songs Mariah
Niggas in Africa by Freeway

A fairly subtle pun by Free here — he nods both to the fact that he has collaborated on a song with Mariah Carey, and also that his new songs are crazy, punning on Mariah’s often-bizarre behavior

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dvdYw0DhWao

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Racks on racks, I rubberband dough Niggas in Africa by Freeway

A reference to the meme song of the year

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Jay and Ye, while they're in Paris, we're in Africa Niggas in Africa by Freeway

A nod to the fact that Free is using a beat by his former label-mates here. The ROC crew (minus Yeezy) in happier days, below:

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They don't reach their goals like us
They're washed up like soap and suds
Niggas in Africa by Freeway

Free’s rap antagonists not reaching their goals is somewhat of a theme with him

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My flow so sick, motherfuckers wanna clone me Niggas in Africa by Freeway

Cloning Freeway’s style would be damn near impossible. No other rapper has his unique sense of rhyme and timing — he commonly uses unusual ABBA rhyme schemes that are too difficult to pull off unless they are a natural part of your style, as with Free. An example from later in this song:

Still in the motherland with a motherland ho
When it come to screwing, she know what she doing
I don’t know what she saying, but I love her lingo

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They got the snapbacks on Niggas in Africa by Freeway

Free has also been associated with the snapback hat for years, long before its current trendy status:

The folks at New Jawn didn’t like this lyric. In their otherwise positive blurb about the song, they say this:

Even someone as level headed as Freeway is spittin’ about snapback hats? Shit is just stupid

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