Don't beat 'round the boards that don't hit back RG Battle Year 2: Entry Round by Jabines 9

A play on the phrase “Don’t beat around the bush”, merged with a quote from Enter the Dragon

MPC’s used to make beats are also known as boards. If a beat ‘hits’, so to speak, that usually means it’s good quality.

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Blessed be the 5 Deadly Venom centipede style RG Battle Year 2: Entry Round by Jabines 9

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Sonic Boom and I'll be Guile
Just playin', haven't the mass to cosplay him
RG Battle Year 2: Entry Round by Jabines 9

Look at this guy

I’d need some inflatable suit to try to replicate his physique.

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But when it comes to ramen, I'm a modern day Saiyan RG Battle Year 2: Entry Round by Jabines 9

This is an anti-braggadocio homophone of sorts. Ramen sounds like ‘rhyming’ when said a certain way, and I found it more fitting to talk up my noodle consumption rather than rhyming ability.

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On some Hulk Seacrest shit RG Battle Year 2: Entry Round by Jabines 9

A reference to the show Community:

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But it's the lurkers that you ought to look out for
They're sponging more knowledge than a novice or a sophomore
RG Battle Year 2: Entry Round by Jabines 9

Forum lurkers are basically internet introverts, and can be very observant. As they gradually get comfortable, they become more likely to chime in, and might be cool peoples.

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'Til then I'll crowd source, because the noblest brethren
Play their part like a Chrome extension
RG Battle Year 2: Entry Round by Jabines 9

I see RapGenius as just a bunch of homies making contributions (of these crowd sourced annotations) to make the site more awesome.

See Chrome Extensions

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Check you sock drawer
You see drive where you least expect it
If not your desktop man, release the death grip
RG Battle Year 2: Entry Round by Jabines 9

One can find motivation through the most random things in everyday life, a peek into a sock drawer being an example.

See drive/C drive is a pun, as the C drive is the main disk on computers/desktops.

If being on the computer isn’t helping with creativity, then un-clench those fists (release the death grip), get up and have an experience or two.

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He'd get in my car and be like
"Daddy play some Busdriver"
Qualifiers by Open Mike Eagle

Seems he’s training his kid to have a healthy musical palette.

Via Mike’s Instagram

http://instagram.com/p/YDf8uQhLJC/

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I went to Africa, they played me on the radio
And did I weird the people out, yeah, maybe so
Cause all they knew was jive
And all I do is vibe
And 'Bright Green Light' made the program director lose his mind
He said "What type of rap is that? Ain't no bitches, hoes"
Qualifiers by Open Mike Eagle

Ugandan folk, for the most part, are only familiar with American hip hop’s mainstream depiction. Open Mike, with his progressive style and sound that isn’t played on American radio, really threw them for a loop upon hearing it. Apparently his track Bright Green Light got some odd reactions.


It was in May 2012 that Mike and Ras G took a trip to Uganda to work with Ugandan emcees Mon MC and Cyno. The result was an EP titled Kampala Blackouts along with a music video for one of the tracks. You can download said EP here

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