Then learn it, confirm it and burn its audio
Music for your convertible, use it for burning cardio
Don’t use it with burners, they’ll find me in your stereo
And blame me for the murders, lock me up and get me carried off
Uh Oh by Talib Kweli (Ft. Jean Grae) 1

In quick succession, Grae uses the word “burn” in a bunch of different ways:

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The boys are back
Oh yes the boys in black, the boy’s a {Black Star}, rap star
Uh Oh by Talib Kweli (Ft. Jean Grae) 1

This reversed section was originally “Black Star”, in reference to Mos Def and Kweli’s group of that name. As mentioned above, Mos didn’t end up making an appearance on the song, so the phrase had to be masked

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You heard of her murder rap
Her murder rep,
Uh Oh by Talib Kweli (Ft. Jean Grae) 1

Changing her meaning by only changing one letter, Jean first mentions that she raps about murder, then mentions that she actually has a reputation for murdering people

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Jean and Kwa think alike like great minds Uh Oh by Talib Kweli (Ft. Jean Grae) 1

This line was originally “Jean, Mos, and Kwa think alike like great minds,” only to be changed after Mos Def didn’t show up to record his verse. See here for the full story

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The Crips throwing gang signs
The Beast in the street bear they teeth like a canine
Uh Oh by Talib Kweli (Ft. Jean Grae) 1

Kweli seemed equally concerned with gangs like the Crips, and with the police, who he refers to using the Biblically-inspired phrase “the Beast”, much like his pals The Fugees did

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Naked watching three painted ladies do the bump and rub Uh Oh by Talib Kweli (Ft. Jean Grae) 1

It’s likely that by “painted ladies”, Jean doesn’t mean the houses

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Hey scatterbrain, don’t get your grey matter punched up
Til you're hunched, tucked, talking like you punch drunk
Uh Oh by Talib Kweli (Ft. Jean Grae) 1

Bringing together a couple ideas here, Jean continues the boxing talk of the previous line with the “punched up” and “punch drunk” references, and puns on her own name with the talk of “grey matter”. She also uses the insult “scatterbrain” quite intentionally, to blend in with the face and brain imagery of this section

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Psychopath, ride a tricycle in a biker’s club Uh Oh by Talib Kweli (Ft. Jean Grae) 1

Jean uses a rather amusing image to demonstrate her lack of giving a fuck, an idea she addresses more directly elsewhere on Cookies or Comas

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C’mon, the word is back Uh Oh by Talib Kweli (Ft. Jean Grae) 1

This part of the hook was originally “the BOYS are back”, as the song was supposed to feature, in addition to Jean, Talib’s Black Star partner Mos Def. See this amusing blog entry for the story of why that didn’t happen, featuring a cameo appearance by Jay Electronica

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Tyler Durden nerve in this, Uh Oh by Talib Kweli (Ft. Jean Grae) 1

In the rap world, Jean has the fearlessness of violent cult leader Tyler Durden, the main character in the movie and novel Fight Club. Jean makes multiple references to Fight Club throughout this mixtape

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