One-Two check it Hold U by Masta Ace (Ft. Jean Grae)

From her perspective:

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Early on I was afraid to be seen with you
Cause I knew cats would do anything they could
To stop us from being together, it's all good
Hold U by Masta Ace (Ft. Jean Grae)

He knew when guys on the block would see him, they would try and stop them from being together. Therefore, he was hesitant to step out with her.

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Felt you was out of my league
Its like if you was silk and linen then I was fatigue
Hold U by Masta Ace (Ft. Jean Grae)

He thought she was above him and that she was unattainable. He references the fabric of silk and linen (expensive and high-end) and fatigues (cheap and low-grade quality) as metaphors for their social status.

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Had every other guy on the block trying to get you
Wishing that they had that rap to get with you
Hold U by Masta Ace (Ft. Jean Grae)

All the men in the neighborhood wanted her.

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I used to see you out in the park with different cats
Them big willie types that rocked them pimp hats
Hold U by Masta Ace (Ft. Jean Grae)

He would see her at the park with other men, mostly the pimp-type guys.

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I never thought you was the type that I could catch Hold U by Masta Ace (Ft. Jean Grae)

He didn’t think he had a shot at her.

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And when you seen us you would always give me one of your grins
Like if I only knew what I was missing
I would quit kissing on this chick and change my position
Hold U by Masta Ace (Ft. Jean Grae)

When they would meet eyes, she would give him a look that told him he was missing more because he wasn’t with her.

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September 30th, 2013

Nah it’s about a girl. I see where you’re coming from, but Ace ain’t pulling a Common with this track. It sounds like what it’s supposed to be…

June 25th, 2013

here Ace is talking about DJ'ing. the distance of the decks to the microphone on the stage, hence why in the next line the she (the microphone) is able to give ‘one of your grins’

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I will never forget the day that we first met
I wasn't even feeling you then but worse yet
I was all up in the mix with one of your friends
Hold U by Masta Ace (Ft. Jean Grae)

When he first met her, he wasn’t interested in her and was, in fact, seeing a friend of hers.

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June 25th, 2013

here Ace is talking about DJ'ing. the distance of the decks to the microphone on the stage, hence why in the next line the she (the microphone) is able to give ‘one of your grins’

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[It's the way I hold you (x7)] Hold U by Masta Ace (Ft. Jean Grae)

Samples provided by Dionne Warwick, “Make It Easy On Yourself”

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Cuz it's about to be a wrap from the looks of things Good Ol' Love by Masta Ace

It’s over, the game is done. He’s saying he’s won the competition.

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