Is this what they mean by drones? Obama on Between Two Ferns by Zach Galafianakas (Ft. President Barack Obama)

ZG plays on the two meanings of “drone” here. It can mean to ramble on, like Obama is doing right now, but it’s also a sly reference to the controversial drone strikes in Pakistan that BO has authorized and gotten plenty of heat for.

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Grady Sizemore (1)   Red Sox | 4th | Chris Tillman | 0 | 0 | 1-0, Orioles March 31, 2014 by MLB Home Runs of the Day

This one had to feel good for Sizemore, as it was his first home run in 990 days. After dealing with injuries the last few years, it looks like the center fielder might be rounding back into form, as he pitched in a single as well on Opening Day.

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Upset because you ain't did you a mil in a week
Mad at your street team, cause they ain't deeper in the streets
Player's Ball (Freestyle) by Big KRIT

Your “street team” is part of your marketing department that heads to the street level and conversates with the people in order to promote your latest project. The fact that our protagonist is now flipping out at his team because he hasn’t sold enough shows that he has been completely broken by the label and now cares more about sales than artistic integrity.

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Niggas can barely eat
But still keep it real and go and purchase your CD
Player's Ball (Freestyle) by Big KRIT

It’s impossible not to feel guilty when you realize that most of the people buying your CD’s come from similar situations as the one you grew up in, but there’s nothing you can do to give back to those communities and make their lives better.

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Cribs got your house on blast, secret compartment
Your brother can't barely afford his one bedroom apartment
On the gutter side of town,
Player's Ball (Freestyle) by Big KRIT

KRIT contrasts the life of a rap star whose house is getting toured on MTV Cribs with that of his brother who is still struggling to pay the bills in the slum the two of them grew up in to showcase that signing a record deal is often not enough to cure all of your problems.

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The city think you wrong
Cause your family fucked up and you ridin' on chrome
Player's Ball (Freestyle) by Big KRIT

As KRIT addressed earlier, status items are very important in hip-hop. Whether you need them or not, most rappers wouldn’t be caught dead riding a car without expensive chrome rims or other additions. But while it is basically a necessity to flaunt your money in this genre, it is not a good look to flaunt it while the family that raised and supported you is still living in the ghetto you grew up in.

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Damn, you never, ever home, Player's Ball (Freestyle) by Big KRIT

Record label demands force rappers to spend long hours in the studio churning out music in order to meet a quota instead of doing so for the love of them game. This is something Devin the Dude addressed in his anti-record label track “What a Job”.

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You always did your best and your family understand
The first few years you can't do half the shit that you planned
Player's Ball (Freestyle) by Big KRIT

The protagonist of KRIT’s narrative has a strong support system that understands he would be giving his money back to his family if it were possible. But even though they understand, it is still a shitty feeling to tell your fam that you’re buying them a car as soon as you get signed then not be able to afford to buy them anything a few years later.

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Tellin' all your family that you got 'em and they good
And when this advance hit your bank, you gonna get them out the hood
Buyin' fancy cars on the chrome with the candy
Red carpet treatment, take 'em all to the Grammys
Man, at least that's what the A&R said at the table
With the checks and the label execs
Player's Ball (Freestyle) by Big KRIT

KRIT speaks on the unfortunate reality that most unsigned artists get swindled by A&R’s and label executives who make false promises when presenting the deal. They take advantage of young kids that have never seen real money in their lives by promising signging bonuses that the rappers assume will go right to their bank accounts, but often goes into video shoots and album promotion that the rappers can’t touch.

Because of this, the rappers end up making promises they can’t keep with their families, even though the most attractive part of signing a deal for many rappers is that it gives them the money to buy houses and other luxury goods for friends and family that helped them make it in the game.

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To be a nigga from the minors on your way to the bigs Player's Ball (Freestyle) by Big KRIT

Krizzle compares a minor league baseball player getting called up to the “big leagues” (MLB) to an unsigned rapper inking a deal and stepping into the spotlight.

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