[Professor X] A Day of Outrage, Operation Snatchback by X-Clan

While X’s outro monologues were a staple of the group’s songs, not all the members were fond of them. Brother J remembered his reaction in Brian Coleman’s book:

I was very much against all the ‘sissy’ shit, because it made people ignore the message we were trying to get across. It had nothing to do with the music or our message. It was like some Flavor Flav shit, and Professor X wasn’t Flav. Flavor Flav never founded a movement [Note: X had helped to found the black nationalist organization Blackwatch]

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SISSSSSSYYYY! A Day of Outrage, Operation Snatchback by X-Clan

Professor X ended every monologue with an exaggerated pronunciation of the word “sissy”. He explains it in Coleman’s book:

That was a way for me to say, ‘If the shoe fits, then go ahead and have a problem [laughs loudly]!’ It was a challenge. It was me responding to everyone using the word sucka all the time back then. If the shoe fits, then wear that motherfucka! I didn’t ever mean it to be funny, but some people thought it was

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And here's another word to make the other man foil
War, raised on your planet to a caveboy oppressor
A Day of Outrage, Operation Snatchback by X-Clan

The “other man” here is the white man. This formation was popular at the time. The “caveboy” language here is a nod to Nation of Islam theology, which holds that white people were “grafted” 8,400 years ago by a black scientist named Yakub, who they claim is the Biblical Jacob

In this telling, white peoples' misbehavior eventually got them expelled from society and they retreated to living in caves. As thenationofislam.org tells it:

These Yakub grafted people had never seen such [wealth], and being evil by nature, they could not help but yield to their lust, so they began to steal our gold and silver cups, plates and many other things that were conventional to us

They would tell one brother that the other brother committed such crimes, thereby starting all kinds of unrest. The word got to the Sultan of the land of this unrest so he then had an investigation of these Yakub grafted devils and found that it was them causing all the trouble,…[so] they drove these people from among the Holy People across the Arabian Desert at a distance of 2200 miles to dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of the earth or holes and in the rocks of Europa

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In the first place, 3rd Bass? I'm at home
Waitin for the pitch so I can chrome your dome
A Brother grand slam cuts a vine like butter
Pick up my monkey and back to the mother
A Day of Outrage, Operation Snatchback by X-Clan

The strongly black nationalist X-Clan had no fondness for the group 3rd Bass, which was fronted by two white MC’s, Michael “MC Serch” Berrin and Peter “Prime Minister Pete Nice” Nash (the group’s DJ, Rich “DJ Richie Rich” Lawson, was black)

Brother J recalled the beef in Brian Coleman’s seminal book Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies:

Play your position, that’s all I’ve ever said to white artists. My biggest beef with 3rd Bass was that their label was pushing them as a black group. We were shocked when we saw the video and saw these white boys rhymin' on some dope-ass shit. We didn’t want people to clone us by sounding like us. Play…your…position [says very slowly]. Be who you are

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Y'all better part like the Red Sea Niggas in Africa by Freeway

Free hopes that his enemies get out of his way in the same way that the water got the hell out Moses'

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Still in the motherland with a motherland ho
When it comes to screwing, she know what she doing
I don't know what she saying, but I love her lingo
Niggas in Africa by Freeway

Yes, it’s true — sex with groupies is the universal language

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Flip raps, used to flip white Niggas in Africa by Freeway

See this note for information about Freeway’s drug-dealing past

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Hit y'all niggas with the motherland flow Niggas in Africa by Freeway

Africa is often referred to as “the motherland”

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Still shine bright, got ice like a ski trip
And if I take my ice off
Shit'll get dark like a eclipse
Niggas in Africa by Freeway

Free’s diamond jewelry (“ice”) shines as bright as the sun — for him to remove it would be the equivalent of a solar eclipse

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IPhone call from your daughter
At Harvard -- she always bless me with knowledge cause
Niggas in Africa by Freeway

Free is not content with just drowning his opponents — he also apparently has to get with their daughters

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