Hey Cleveland, I’ll holler
‘Bron’s the reason a hot dog in Cleveland will cost ya 84 dollars
2010 Rap Up by Skillz

I’d laugh if I wasn’t crying—Cleveland’s poverty and unemployment rates are both over 30%. After Detroit, it’s the second-poorest big city in the US

Hey, Skillz: if you’re ever in Cleveland, Happy Dog makes a great hot dog for the bargain price of five bucks

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And Lena Horne the star 2010 Rap Up by Skillz

Lena Horne was a jazz singer, then an actress. She was the first African-American signed to a long-term studio contract, but was eventually blacklisted during the Red Scare

She was also a civil-rights activist who worked with Eleanor Roosevelt to pass anti-lynching laws, marched on Washington in 1963 and, during World War II, refused to play USO shows for segregated Army audiences (so the Army had her do a show for black soldiers and German POWs)

Later in life, she appeared on The Muppet Show and The Cosby Show, you ignorant-ass motherfuckers

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Eyedea 2010 Rap Up by Skillz

This Minnesota MC went from crushing people in battles at Scribble Jam (seriously, check the Youtube) to making classic albums with DJ Abilities. Here’s ‘Smile,’ from their last album, By the Throat

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Apache 2010 Rap Up by Skillz

Apache was a New Jersey rapper who was part of Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit squad

His biggest hit was ‘Gangsta Bitch’

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Your arms too short to box with God You're Da Man by Nas

A reference to the Broadway musical of the same name, whose title is taken from a line written by Harlem Renaissance figure James Weldon Johnson.

The ‘god’ here is Nas, as in Five-Percenter theology

(Xzibit would flip this line on Talib Kweli’s ‘Down for the Count,’ where he says ‘Your little lungs are too weak to hotbox with god’)

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February 23rd, 2014

Eminem later flipped this line again on his song Rap God

March 30th, 2013

Down for the count(Rawkus 2000) came out before Stillmatic & is a well known phrase.

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I kept changing on the world since "Barbeque" You're Da Man by Nas

Ever since his appearance on Main Source’s ‘Live at the BBQ,’ Nas has been refining and updating his style

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Came in with my style, so I fathered you You're Da Man by Nas

Nas claims that he served as a sort of mentor to the young Jay-Z, and that Jay bit his style

Jaz-O says the same thing

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Cause they were taught that serious poetry would come from Socrates Hip Hop Vs. Rap by KRS-ONE

If Socrates (not to be confused with Canadian emcee Saukrates) wrote poetry, it hasn’t survived

But then, what do you expect from a literature class at the police academy?

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Flame on Hip Hop Vs. Rap by KRS-ONE

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Super ho Hip Hop Vs. Rap by KRS-ONE

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