Who ever thought we’d see a day when somebody used the word “poetic” as an insult? I certainly never thought that. “I can’t fuck wit Wale ‘ol poetic ass.” Really? These are the same people who probably have every Pac album embedded in their head. Everyblue Moon Open Letter by Wale

Wale is fairly poetic, rapping or not, especially noticeable during his monologues (seen on recent songs like “Bad”). although Pac could be lyrical (ie. “Mind Made Up”). He’s concluding that sometimes people claim something like “Pac is a legend” yet don’t realize that Rap is poetry. Wale has written something of an appreciation letter to Pac on his song “Letter” and claimed:

Never seen you as lyrical
But more as a voice that the whole culture would listen to

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When I say "James" y'all say "Franco"
"James" "Franco" "James" "Franco"
When I say "James" y'all say "Franco"
"James" "Franco" "James" "Franco"
When I say "James" y'all say "Franco"
"James" "Franco" "James" "Franco" "James" "James" "Franco"
"James" "FRANCO"
James Franco by Hoodie Allen

Yes you do James. Yes you do.

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Sing it with me, Franc - O
Franc - O, Franc - O, Franc - O
James Franco by Hoodie Allen

Crowd screaming for you James. Do more than just wink!

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Happen to find they grill me but I'm the chef you want
Once you get a little taste I'ma buy the restaurant
The Chase Is On by Hoodie Allen

Nice Play On Words

  • “Grilling” means to stare in dislike.

  • Chefs sometimes grill food; they also work in restaurants.

Even though they dislike Hoodie, once they hear a little bit of his music they are going to be craving it forever.

He’s gotta feed his fans!!

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I'm Licky Lee with confidence Can't Hold Me down by Hoodie Allen (Ft. Tayyib Ali)

Lykke Li is a Swedish singer and song-writer she fuses Indie Rock, Pop, and Electronic.

When people talk about her, they talk about her confidence to make it as an artist (example).

Hoodie’s going to make it no matter what.

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Do you really know do you know where your going
Do you have a clue what your looking for
Aboard this plane
Boarding Planes by Mathai

Judging by the context and rhythm she seems to reference Diana Ross’s “Do You Know Where You’re Going to:”

Do you know where you’re going to?
Do you like the things that life are showing you

Definitely a her own personal twist on the lines but with the same meaning. The plane is bringing one to a new destination, which is symbolic for soul/self-searching.

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Can you really find can you find what your searching for
Will you ever settle on planes
Or keep boarding planes, keep boarding planes
Boarding Planes by Mathai
Are you willing to stay in on place or will you keep chasing?

As a people we are always looking for the meaning to or the importance of our life. What is the purpose for us being on this earth. She questions this complex. Are we actually supposed to be looking for something or just live life.

She plays on the homophones plain/planes; planes fly you to new territories (plains).

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And my suit is half off and my ties all knotted Can't Hold Me down by Hoodie Allen (Ft. Tayyib Ali)

Half-off:

  • It’s not completely on, metaphorical for not being a full-on adult yet.

  • It was half-price, meaning it’s all. He doesn’t have the money to afford the new-new.

A knotted tie is the last part and pretty much fastens the suit and also is usually seen as the most important part. He’s ready to go work per say.

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You be my main girl, and I can be a dog Can't Hold Me down by Hoodie Allen (Ft. Tayyib Ali)

This is cool because he evades a common derogatory in Rap

Gotta main bitch and gotta mistress

Instead he says girl and he’s her dog.

What A Flip!

Dogs are considered to be the loyalist of animals and that’s what he is to her. That’s love!

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Head so big that my neck won't show up Can't Hold Me down by Hoodie Allen (Ft. Tayyib Ali)

This Big?

He’s playing on imagery but he also he’s cocky. Possible a build off the last lines and thinks that people should be admiring his career grind as a rapper.

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