Rap-A-Lot Hand of the Dead Body by Scarface (Ft. Ice Cube)

Legendary Houston record label founded by J. Prince, that produced the earliest Geto Boys records as well as this album.

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I started this gangsta shit in '86 Hand of the Dead Body by Scarface (Ft. Ice Cube)

N.W.A, founded in 1986, are considered the fathers of the west coast gangsta movement. Ice Cube was the author of their earliest gangsta songs, such as Boyz N The Hood and Dopeman.

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Houston is the place
I caught a case
Them motherfuckers tried to put a scar on my face
Hand of the Dead Body by Scarface (Ft. Ice Cube)

To catch a case means to get caught committing a crime. “Them motherfuckers” are presumably the cops. Cube makes a reference to police brutality while shouting out his host on this track (Scarface) and the city where he’s from.

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Scared of revolution Hand of the Dead Body by Scarface (Ft. Ice Cube)

Shoutout to the Last Poets' Niggers Are Scared of Revolution

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Hot rocks Hand of the Dead Body by Scarface (Ft. Ice Cube)

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And stop fucking with the void in pop Hand of the Dead Body by Scarface (Ft. Ice Cube)

Pop music is on a decline, and that is not a good reason to hop into the genre and make terrible music. Both Ice Cube and the rest of his former group, N.W.A., have all spoken about their hatred for pop music, and specifically sellouts who give up their hood roots to make commercial, glittery garbage.

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An open and shut situation
Cop gets got, the wanna blame it on my occupation
Hand of the Dead Body by Scarface (Ft. Ice Cube)

Puns on the police shooting referenced above: the cop opened fire, and then the deceased’s casket was shut. When a cop shoots an innocent person, the police close ranks and defend him, treating it as a normal occurrence.

On the other hand, when someone shoots a police officer, the authorities and the media are likely to blame the act on violent hiphop music like the kind Scarface makes.

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So why you get upset cause I got one Hand of the Dead Body by Scarface (Ft. Ice Cube)

Scarface points out the hypocrisy in the fact that a man like David Duke, a former Klan leader who advocated violence against blacks, can attain political office and be somewhat respected, whereas there is great outcry against Scarface’s (fictional) portrayals of violence in his music.

There is also the implication that Face might need his shotgun to defend himself against racists like Duke.

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Cause I done been to mo' wakes in this past year
Than the muthafuckin Bengals lost last year
G's by Scarface

The Cincinnati Bengals had a terrible season in 1993, winning 3 games and losing 13. So in 1993-1994, Scarface lost at least 14 homies.

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(AK) G's by Scarface

AK-47, another Russian rifle that Scarface (along with many other rappers) loves to talk about.

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