I never asked for your crutch
Now don’t ask for mine
4th Time Around by Bob Dylan

These were the lines that convinced John Lennon that this tune really was about him, as many people speculated:

The last line of “4th Time Around” (“I never asked for your crutch / Now don’t ask for mine.”) played into Lennon’s apparent paranoia about Dylan in 1966-67, when he interpreted this line as a warning not to use Dylan’s songs as a “crutch” for Lennon’s songwriting

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Grab a hold I'm not here to promise any gold
Lessons told the story about a trader of that type
Holy Intellect by Poor Righteous Teachers

This is a reference to John Hawkins, an actual pioneer of the British slave trade who looms large in Nation of Islam and NGE lore. They claim that he helped develop, along with Queen Elizabeth, a hundred year plan to enslave blacks in America

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Seven star the holy intellect being taught Holy Intellect by Poor Righteous Teachers

The NGE flag, what Digable Planets called “seven and a crescent”

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I met this little girlie, her hair was kinda curly
Went to her house and bust her out, I had to leave real early
It's Tricky by Run-D.M.C.

The “girly”/“curly” rhyme up front makes the listener suspect that they’re in for a nursery rhyme. The sex talk that follows makes it more of a dirty limerick

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Regulators are steel-blue Contributor Guidelines by Rap Genius (Ft. Lit Genius, News Genius & Rock Genius)

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Regulators are super-users who push the community forward and help lead the site. They can make and un-make moderators and have lots of other fancy powers. Contributor Guidelines by Rap Genius (Ft. Lit Genius, News Genius & Rock Genius)

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Like father stepfather was a song that summer ’94 Proximity Friend by MoMilli 1

A nod to Weezer’s classic “Say It Ain’t So. The so-called “Blue Album” was everywhere during the summer the author mentions here

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[Big Daddy Kane] Burn Hollywood Burn by Public Enemy (Ft. Big Daddy Kane & Ice Cube)

Kane was saying for years, “when are we going to do that record.” Once again I jumped the gun and was doing this article and I said, “Me and Big Daddy Kane are going to get together and do this record called Burn Hollywood Burn.” I hadn’t written the jam, I didn’t have a track, I just went off the top of my head….it was an illusion at first

— Chuck D
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Heard he want to lay it down on Iggy Iggy
Gave it to him twice, now he want a 3, Mike Bibby diva
No Mediocre by T.I. (Ft. Iggy Azalea)

Some guy wanted to have sex with Iggy. She let him hit twice, and now of course he wants a third time.

Mike Bibby goes for 3 often as a guard in the NBA where he shoots 3-point shots.

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Coming out of hiding this season Trends for Summer by Liz Fosslien 1

Like this guy!

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