So roll the dice, I'm stoppin the bank I'm a Villain by Nas 1

In dice games like cee-lo and craps there is usually a banker who holds on to everyone’s money. Each player makes a bet against the banker in hopes of winning money, but the banker holds a slight advantage over the rest of the field. However, Nas is undaunted by this fact and plans on taking out the banker to win all of the money.

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I'm buckwild like Billy Bear and Ganz I'm a Villain by Nas 1

Billy Bear and Albert Ganz are characters from the movie 48 Hours

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And use a whole lot of slang when I speak I'm a Villain by Nas 1

A lot of Nas’s lyrics contain criminal slang, but he also mixes in slang from other sources such as The Five Percent Nation.

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You don't like the sound of this
Rebel, but my country doesn't want me
They'd rather hunt me, but you'll never catch us all
While you fuckin with the dealers we'll be sticking up the malls
I'm a Villain by Nas 1

Nas, aka “the rebel to America”, claims that America would rather toss black men behind bars than accept them and help them rise in society. But if his attempts to overthrow the government go through, they will be able to change this through sheer force of numbers. There are way more black men then there are law enforcers, so a nation-wide crime spree would really overpower the government and set off Nas’s revolution.

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I thinking of better shit to do with my time Git Up, Git Out by Outkast (Ft. Andre 3000, Big Boi, Big Gipp & Cee-Lo Green)

The main reason André dropped out of high school was to pursue a rap career. In his eyes, his time would be better spent perfecting a craft that he cared about rather than sitting in a place he didn’t want to be for 8 hours a day just so he could get a piece of paper.

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41:8 Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more. Job 41 by Holy Bible (KJV)

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41:19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. Job 41 by Holy Bible (KJV)

What good would a terrifying monster be without the ability to breath flames?

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Mayo and the family Illmatic [Credits] by Nas (Ft. Faith N & MC Serch) 1

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And Mayo at man The Genesis by Nas (Ft. AZ & Jungle) 1

Mayo is one of Nas and Jungle’s close homies who gets entrusted with money counting duties on “Represent”.

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Rant over. you can go back to listening to your favourite artists tell you how much you're not shit and make you feel bad for not having Twitter Rant by Jay Electronica

Almost every mainstream rapper is guilty of this to some extent, but “The Throne” — comprised of Jay Z and Kanye West — really took heat for this on their Watch The Throne album.

Chuck D of hip-hop supergroup Public Enemy was disappointed that “Otis”, a song dedicated to Otis Redding — “a humble country man from Macon, GA who bought a jet to work in, not flash” — turned into little more than bank account flexing. And Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune was highly critical of the duo’s needless boasts about private jets and ability to blow $50K like it’s nothing, concluding that:

In many ways, West and Jay Z are saying something similar on their new album. But their approach is not to shine a spotlight on their community. Instead, they urge listeners to “watch the throne,” and gaze in awe on their good fortune.

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