A nigga hit me with a can of beer, then he ran in fear
Later they found him hanging from a chandelier
Devil's Son by Big L

Don'’t fuck with L

“Yo, Saddam, I told you not to roll through the Danger Zone.”


Another great example of L’s creative use of double syllable rhyme scheme

A nigga hit me with a can of beer, then he ran in fear
Later they found him hanging from a chandelier

Can/Ran/Chand
and
Beer/Fear/Lier

Uses mosaic rhyme (Can of beer/Ran in fear), then combines them at the end with Chandelier, breaking it up to create double syllable rhyme

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Young Tune, Can You Believe It by Game (Ft. Birdman & Lil Wayne)

Another of Wayne’s many nicknames…

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I represent Harlem World, not Melrose Place Flamboyant by Big L

He’s for the streets, not the rich people

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L's a clever threat, a lyricist who never sweat
Comparing yourself to me is like a Benz to a Chevrolette
M.V.P. by Big L

In battling, L was always the clever kid who destroyed people and never felt pressure because of his confidence (He won his first battle tournament at the age of twelve at The Apollo Theater).

And Mercedes are WAY better than Chevy’s, so in other words, L is better than you


Note L’s famous usage of Double Syllable rhyme scheme:

L’s a clever threat, a lyricist who never sweat
Comparing yourself to me is like a Benz to a Chevrolette

Clever/Never, then L breaks up Chevrolette (mispronunciation of Chevrolet for rhyme) as Chevro and lette, so you end up with:

Clever/Never/Chevro
and
Threat/Sweat/Lette

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Cause we was twelve years old in the Cotton Club American Dream by Big L (Ft. Bloodshed, Cam'ron, Mase & McGruff)

The Cotton Club was a famous jazz club in Harlem, which influenced NYC rap with jazzy style

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Run with me and I'm a make you a star Flamboyant by Big L

2 of L’s group, Children of the Corn, went on to fame as Ma$e and Cam'ron

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How could you mention Harlem and forget L? Dignified Soldiers by Big L (Ft. Lord Finesse & O.C.)

Big L is still the face of Harlem rap

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My name it ring a bid-ell, I'm hot as hid-ell
I live swid-ell
Dignified Soldiers by Big L (Ft. Lord Finesse & O.C.)

His name rings a bell, he’s hot as hell, and he lives swell. They are pronounced for sake of the upcoming rhyme

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Free my nigga Earl? Tupac Back by Meek Mill (Ft. Rick Ross)

I’m pretty sure this line is about DMX, real name “Earl Simmons”, who was in jail when this song was recorded.

Not a reference to Earl Sweatshirt. Although Earl is “serving time” at a boarding school Meek Mill and Earl Sweatshirt have no connections

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Sliding in the back screamin MMG (Maybach Music) Tupac Back by Meek Mill (Ft. Rick Ross)

Meek Mill is signed to the Maybach Music Group, Rick Ross' record label, and reps it like Waka Flocka does Bricksquad

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