A reference to Warner Brothers. Shan’s label Cold Chillin' had recently signed a 5-year distribution deal with Warners.
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A reference to Shan’s “Kill That Noise”, in which he claims that BDP only attacked him to get on the bandwagon, i.e. make a name for themselves off the back of his fame.
Ironically Cool C’s label Pop Art practically invented the tactic of dissing popular records to gain publicity. They started the Roxanne Wars in 1984 and followed up with responses to “The Show” (Super Nature’s “The Show Stoppa”) and “I Can’t Live Without My Radio” (Steady B’s “Take Your Radio”).
That, and the fact that Cool C sounds exactly like MC Shan, makes his claim that he’s not hopping on the bandwagon far less credible.
cf. MC Shan in “Project Ho”
Me myself thought homie was dissing
Despite all that I did not listen
Wouldn’t you believe it, she called me again
Cause when something is wrong, Jack, I don’t play
and Roxanne Shante in “Have a Nice Day”
Whenever I’m in a battle, yo, I don’t play
So you best go about your way and have a nice day
cf. MC Shan in “Kill That Noise”
Shoulda stayed in school, learned comprehension
Trying to state facts that I did not mention
I must say MC’s got a lot of spunk
To get up on stage and pop so much junk
I’m not worried cause I don’t get waxed
And you wouldn’t believe how hard I max
This goes for all sucker MC chumps
Who hear my name, and suddenly Kool-Aid pumps
So if you’re thinking ‘bout dissing me, better think twice
Cause next time, brother, I won’t be so nice
Saying that someone’s heart pumps Kool-Aid is another way of calling them shook.
You can come all alone or bring all your boys
But if you knew what I knew then you’d kill that noise
The kill that noise vocal is lifted from the Shan track.
J-u-ice is what I’m gaining
With a style so fresh that it’s self-explaining
cf. MC Shan in “The Bridge”
And while I’m out on tour keep your hand off my girl