People asking where I've been at
Had to see the world and put food where my fridge at
Skyscrapers by Mickey Factz

Mickey didn’t put out any mixtapes in 2009, so I’m Better Than You (the mixtape that this song is on) was his first in awhile. In ‘09 he was out seeing the world and making money to survive.

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People always wonder so they ask us who we are
Rolling up to clubs when we too young to hit the bar
All Around The World by Mac Miller

The Most Dope clique is a bunch of young guys. Their leader, Mac Miller, is only nineteen so they have trouble getting into bars.
When asked who they are throw the thumbs up

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Superstar asterik All Around The World by Mac Miller

A good pun by Mac. An asterisk (*) is also sometimes called a star.

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Around the world I use my atlas make a map of it All Around The World by Mac Miller

An atlas describes places all around the world, but Mac doesn’t need the descriptions because he’s experienced it all first hand, so he uses it merely as a map to see where he has been.

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Waking up with random girls like "Yo, bitch, how the fuck we meet?" Bastard by Tyler The Creator

The persona Tyler presents in this song, and many other songs, is quite different from his own. Here he can’t remember the girl he woke up with because of drugs/alcohol, but in reality he doesn’t drink or do drugs (though much of his Odd Future crew has — see Domo Genesis)

Tyler’s raps are generally fantasies — his creative mind running wild. When he gets into character he can be anyone he wants

This is similar to a line in Eminem’s “Drug Ballad”

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It's nothin', roll up the stuffin'
Put it in the oven, get baked like muffins
No Future by B.o.B

Nice metaphor here: Stuffing is weed, the oven is a pipe or a joint, and getting baked is, well, getting baked.

This could also be a reference to cooking with weed. B.o.B is making pot muffins (though pot brownies are much more conventional).

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September 6th, 2011

The next line confirms that he’s poking Tyler because he (Tyler) is straight-edge.

August 29th, 2011

this also may be another poke at the fact that Tyler is “straight-edge”

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Cause I return the favour like playing to the screen Touch It by Pusha T (Ft. Kanye West)

A movie SCREEN and PLAYING a movie have a mutualistic relationship just like Pusha to his ladies.

In this case, Pusha will engage in the cunninglingus if you first give the fellatio

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Red or the blue Westside Slaughterhouse by Westside Connection (Ft. Ice Cube, Mack 10 & WC)

Bloods or Crips, respectively. The two largest gangs in LA County

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Imagine this
White stones, black steel, cold chrome
Home Sweet Home by Lloyd Banks (Ft. Pusha T)

Pusha is a known coke dealer. White stones is, of course, cocaine. Black steel is a car. And cold chrome is from the chrome on a fly ride.

Pusha T in his black steel and cold chrome

Black steel cold chrome is talking about his gun.

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I’ve never understood Martin Luther with the speech
With the whole world watching me, turn the other cheek?
Home Sweet Home by Lloyd Banks (Ft. Pusha T)

Pusha is arguing against King’s ideas for the black civil rights movement. How can someone who is famous face racism with the public watching and turn the other cheek? Pusha thinks that King only addressed working class blacks. Is the Pusha agreeing with Malcolm X? Or maybe his G.O.O.D Music companion Kanye West, the “fly Malcolm X”

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November 3rd, 2011
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October 28th, 2011
Krystallynn
October 27th, 2011

Hey, subtle must be your mddlie name. Great post!

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