We can get on some pugilist shit You Don't Wanna Fuck Wit Me by Horseshoe G.A.N.G (Ft. Crooked I)

Pugilism is another word for boxing or fist fighting.

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +

Maybe I'll throw in the towel Make My by The Roots (Ft. Big KRIT)

To “throw in the towel” is an idiom meaning to admit failure or defeat. This saying is based on the boxing custom of literally throwing a towel into the ring to signal that a boxer can no longer continue to fight due to injury or fatigue.

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +

And my splaying got me praying like a mantis Make My by The Roots (Ft. Big KRIT)

The Praying Mantis is an insect named for its large front legs that angle together in what looks like a position of prayer. But in Redford’s case he is praying because he is seeking forgiveness for all the crimes he has committed.

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +

They're all around you, yet you can't see
So grab the sphere of life and aim it
And you'll be guided by Edutainment
Edutainment by Boogie Down Productions

As mentioned in the previous lines, the “planes” or vehicles of higher consciousness are everywhere and yet unseen. And the key to a more meaningful, socially aware existence lies in allowing “Edutainment” to guide you to a higher plane and a fuller, more comprehensive view of society and the problems it faces.

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +

My point is that do not concentrate
On what I state, create, or debate
I might be great, and you might admire
But what I say is to take you MUCH higher
Edutainment by Boogie Down Productions

Though you might be a huge fan of KRS-One and admire him for his skills on the mic, he wants you to concentrate, not on him and his undeniable awesomeness, but on the merits of his message, which is meant to elevate his listeners to new heights.

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +

Nuff respect! And praise to the creator Edutainment by Boogie Down Productions

Giving props to the creator

And no, he doesn’t mean this guy…

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +

See people concentrate on the leader
And not the message comin through the speaker
Edutainment by Boogie Down Productions

When people get caught up in superficiality and become overly concerned with who is doing the speaking, they lose sight of what is actually being said, and therefore miss out on what could be an important message.

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +

MORE higher than the physical plane
To the plane of forces in the astral plane
The mental plane, and the final three
Edutainment by Boogie Down Productions

This is a reference to the 7 Planes of Existence, perhaps as defined by the Michael Teachings, a new aged spiritual doctrine developed around a channeled entity (or group of spirits) known as Michael.

While there actually exist several cosmologies with slightly differing views on the 7 planes of existence, nearly all of them include a physical, astral, and mental plane, with each plane believed to be higher than the one before it. KRS-One’s reference to “the final three” indicates that there are still three more planes of consciousness higher than the mental plane.

When applied here, this progression of planes suggests that KRS-One wants his listeners to look beyond the surface of his rhymes and understand his message on the highest level of consciousness.

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +

But through knowledge, they'll NEVER con me Edutainment by Boogie Down Productions

Simply put, knowledge is power.

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +

Then it was that way, today it's a trigger
So why is the Pope such a political figure?
I don't know, but it's really beyond me
Edutainment by Boogie Down Productions

The violence, hatred, and hypocrisy that caused the crucifixion of Jesus centuries ago still exists today, the only difference being the way in which such violence is carried out. Because the Pope is supposed to convey and represent the same religious ideals that Jesus was killed for, KRS-One wonders why the Pope has maintained such political prominence, perhaps even suggesting that the Pope is a meaningless figurehead for a corrupt institution.

This video is processing – it'll appear automatically when it's done.

Show other contributors +