Still a young grasshopper, kick it with my sensei Happy Days by 1982 (Ft. Bun B, Mac Miller & Shawn Stockman)

In the 1970s US television show Kung Fu, the main character Caine’s kung fu masters called him “grasshopper” as a student. It has come to be cultural shorthand for a young martial arts student.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yZ0M1pWD44 Sensei is a Japanese word generally meaning “teacher.” Mac is conflating Chinese and Japanese martial arts traditions to give the general impression that he is still young and has a lot to learn.

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I could be Fat Joe if they Pun in they prime Shining by 1982

Legend has it that Fat Joe, who was already established, discovered Big Punisher when he heard him rhyming in a street cipher, got him a record deal and made him famous.
The aspiring emcees rhyming on the street hope that Termanology will do the same for them.

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My Big L speaking Ebonics Shining by 1982

Reference to Ebonics (Criminal Slang), at the same time completing the picture of the rapper packing a gun and smoking a big L while speaking street slang.

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Nah, this Dah Shinin
My Smith and Wesson
Shining by 1982

Another gun reference coupled with a shout out to another classic hiphop album, Smif-n-Wessun’s 1995 Dah Shinin

Also the song title.

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With a Uzi in the jacket lining
Man I'm Illmatic
Shining by 1982

Comparing himself to Nas, Term quotes a very famous line from It Ain’t Hard to Tell

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And it's gonna get me where them rockets is Shining by 1982

It’s gonna get me real real high.

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Got the chip, got the piff Shining by 1982

Some people like to mix tobacco into their marijuana joints. This tobacco is sometimes called “chip.”
Piff is a well-known slang term for really good weed.

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Me and Stat like Scott and Mike Shining by 1982

Comparing the duo of Termanology and Statik Selektah to Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan, one of the most legendary sports duos of all time.

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Chop butter up Shining by 1982

Continuing the cocaine theme of the previous line, “chop” refers to breaking large crack rocks into smaller ones for sale on the street. “Butter” is reprocessed crack, of a higher grade than the first batch.

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I'm the rolling rock Shining by 1982

A variation on the proverbial “rolling stone,” i.e. someone who isn’t tied down. Evokes Rolling Rock beer.

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