Goin' H·A·M in Ibiza done took a toll on us New God Flow by Kanye West (Ft. Ghostface Killah & Pusha T) 2

Ibiza is the name of a town (and an island) just off the coast of Spain; the place is known for its active nightlife and is a hub for celebrities and other persons of wealth

But Pusha: in Ibiza you don’t go HAM, you go JAMÓN

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They say death multiplies by threes
Line them all up and let's just see
New God Flow by Kanye West (Ft. Ghostface Killah & Pusha T) 2

There’s a common superstition that bad news/disasters/deaths come in sets of three. Pusha wants to test that theory by lining up YMCMB, puttin' the A to the K, sprayin' that, and layin' back

These three would most likely be the first to go:

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Come and have a good time with G.O.D New God Flow by Kanye West (Ft. Ghostface Killah & Pusha T) 2

This quote is taken directly from the song used in the above sample but it could also be taken to mean:

  • Kanye is inviting the strippers in the club to come and hang with him

  • Kanye is inviting us, his musical audience, to bask in the awesomeness of this song, because G.O.D. is only one “O” short of G.O.O.D. (Music)

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I don't know but I've been told
(I don't know but I've been told)
If you get fresh get all the hoes
(If you get fresh get all the hoes)
New God Flow by Kanye West (Ft. Ghostface Killah & Pusha T) 2

Kanye puns off an old military cadance, feigning ignorance (“I don’t know, but I’ve been told”) about the fact that having good clothing and good music is a big plus to all the ladies — of COURSE Kanye knows that. But all his haters claim that he has neither fashion sense, nor good music, nor hot bitches, yet clearly Kanye possesses them all. He must be doing SOMETHING right.

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I'm way fresher than all my foes
(I'm way fresher than all my foes)
Somebody please pick out they clothes
(Somebody please pick out they clothes)
New God Flow by Kanye West (Ft. Ghostface Killah & Pusha T) 2

Kanye brags about his fashion skills — skills which do have a lot of merit (the leather kilt aside). Kanye has been a designer and fashionisto for many years, and has even done internships at big houses like Fendi

His haters (and his competition), on the other hand…only an intervention could bring their style up to even presentable levels

This may be a call back to the “Broke Phi Broke” skits he did on Late Registration

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I wouldn't piss on that nigga with Grand Marnier New God Flow by Kanye West (Ft. Ghostface Killah & Pusha T) 2

The film Encino Man gave birth to this classic insult:

I wouldn’t piss in your mouth if your gums were on fire.

Grand Marnier is a high-end, French liqueur made from a blend of cognacs and the essence of bitter oranges — specifically, Pusha might be referring to the Grand Marnier Quintessence liqueur of which only 2000 bottles were made, each retailing at $800.

More importantly, as an 80 proof beverage, GM is fairly flammable. So if the YMCMB crew were burning to a crisp, Pusha wouldn’t care enough to waste good alcohol on them, even if it would fuel the flames and kill them faster.

A lot of people misheard line as “I wouldn’t piss on that nigga with GRANDMA YE” (Lady Mondegreen?)

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I'm throwin' models I Don't Like (Freestyle Drake Diss) by Chris Brown (Ft. Game)

Yeah, we know all about that, Breezy

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Did Yeezy not get signed by Hov and Dame? New God Flow by Kanye West (Ft. Ghostface Killah & Pusha T) 2

Kanye signed with Roc-a-Fella Records in 2002, and at the time the label was run by co-founders Jay-Z (“Hov”) and Dame Dash; this was just before the infamous split happened.

And in keeping with the religious theme of the four questions, “Hov” can be considered a shortened form of “Jehovah,” one of the Hebrew names of the Abrahamic God

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Like there the god go in his Murcielago New God Flow by Kanye West (Ft. Ghostface Killah & Pusha T) 2

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What has the world come to, I'm from the 312
Where cops don't come through and dreams don't come true
New God Flow by Kanye West (Ft. Ghostface Killah & Pusha T) 2

“312” is the area code for Chicago, Kanye’s home town (though he himself comes from the south side, which has an area code of 773 — a new area code was established once the 312 #’s reached a critical saturation level).

The ‘cops don’t come through’ part of the line is probably a reference to how the Chicago police, like seemingly all police in large urban centers, don’t serve their communities as well as they should.

It’s an anomaly for any musician to have Kanye’s level of success, but even more so considering from where he comes. Chicago, like many big urban population centers, has a dodgy history concerning its police force and the Black population; additionally, the urban environment doesn’t offer much in the way of hope or opportunity for young Black men — so Kanye has to step back and marvel at the incredulity of it all

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