Hot dude, cats was thinkin' it's not true
But come front row at the show, I got proof
Breakdown by Yasiin Bey

If you don’t believe Mos (Cav) is great, go to his shows and double-check the evidence.

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Come home in 99, what the fuck I'm gonna do
I won't move bundles, I got a new hustle
I quit pie baking, started rhyme makin
Breakdown by Yasiin Bey

Got back from prison in 1999 and said ‘fuck you’ to dealing and began rapping. Very H.O.V.A. and The Notorious B.I.G. like…

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Buildin' up my rep to be one of the five greatest Breakdown by Yasiin Bey

Made in 2002, so he could talking about Big L and Biggie to Eazy E and Pac as part of his top five.

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And when they ask where the real hip-hop, IT'S OVER HERE! Breakdown by Yasiin Bey

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What history book you do or don't have
There's only two eras of rap, pre and post CAV
Breakdown by Yasiin Bey

Since there’s no era of Cav, he means he’s in another league of rap. Question: how can there be only 2 eras if he’s the one that separates them? There has a third era of Cav. Also the history book reference ties in with the previous line.

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Yeah you dope, but (CAV) it's more doper
More skill, more style, and more focus
Breakdown by Yasiin Bey

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Got sent upstate on bus, (Not cool)
In the yard thinkin' damn should've listen to ma duke
Breakdown by Yasiin Bey

Got jailed from dealing and had regretted it. If only everyone did when shit went wrong…

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School em' all from the drop out to post grads Breakdown by Yasiin Bey

If you’re rocking diplomas or not, Mos will beat you.

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I hit the lab with good shit to smoke up Breakdown by Yasiin Bey

I wanna say he’s hittin blunts in the studio, but I’m sure he’s a loyal Muslim…

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If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere, that's what they say Empire State Of Mind Part II by Alicia Keys

It’s what Frank Sinatra said, and who better represents New York than Italians from New Jersey?

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