Keep my ear to the street, concrete jungle Whalé by Da$h (Ft. Ab-Soul & Retch)

Hopping on tracks with young up-and-comers like Chance the Rapper and Joey Bada$$, Soul stays aware of what’s going on in the streets and who’s coming up in the game

Gritty, crime-ridden cities like Newark, LA, and New York City are usually referred to as a “concrete jungles”, comparing a city to a jungle, both being diverse, chaotic, and tough to live in

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At the top dog eat dog homie, stay humble Whalé by Da$h (Ft. Ab-Soul & Retch)

Soul is one of the best and at the top you’ve gotta beat the best to be the best. “Dog eat dog” is a phrase that basically means you gotta watch your back because it’s a competitive world out there

Clever wordplay with “top dog”; Soul’s label is TDE aka Top Dawg Entertainment

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Look at me, dancing with Alori's ghost
Hope I don't got two left feet, you know I love you mama!
Whalé by Da$h (Ft. Ab-Soul & Retch)

Alori joh was Soul’s girlfriend whose death in February 2012 was ruled as a suicide

Soul speaks about her a lot in his songs, especially in “Book of Soul” which is dedicated to her

“Two left feet” is a phrase used frequently to describe someone who just has no rhythm and can’t really dance

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Simple as finding algorithms and statistics Whalé by Da$h (Ft. Ab-Soul & Retch)

It’s just simple mathematics!

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Think of sinnin' man's cinema, sweet Whalé by Da$h (Ft. Ab-Soul & Retch)

Relating back to the line about Soul getting his dick wet, “sinnin' man’s cinema” is porn. Basically Soul is experiencing a porn film in real life.

“Sinnin' man” sounds like cinnamon, which is sweet

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Read my riddles it'll get rid of ya quicker than ritalin
Red bones leave me with a ridden dick, how real is this?
Whalé by Da$h (Ft. Ab-Soul & Retch)

If you read his lyrics (on Rap Genius) you’ll die from the complexity of them. “Red bones” are people who are tri-racial and thus have lighter skin (like a mix of white, black, and native american)

Crazy wordplay here using the “rid” sound in 4 different ways! “riddles” “rid” “ritalin” “ridden”

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Yo (Soul!) sinister literature Whalé by Da$h (Ft. Ab-Soul & Retch)

“Sinister literature” is a phrase Soul has used before

Sinister literature, given from this wicked minister

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I brought the lighter too
I got it with me this time
Whalé by Da$h (Ft. Ab-Soul & Retch)

Perhaps a Rap Genius lighter?

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Young Money Lil Wayne's Tattoos by Lil Wayne

Young Money Entertainment is a record label founded by Wayne

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Trigger Lil Wayne's Tattoos by Lil Wayne

As in “Trigger Finger”. Placed on his hand because that’s what grasps the gun and pulls the “trigger”

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