Ay, y'all ain't bein like us, cause y'all don't see it like us Nigga Please by Jay Z (Ft. Pharrell Williams & Young Chris) 1

You’ll miss it if you’re not listening closely: Chris is starting to drop the letters of the alphabet into his verse

(A), y'all ain’t (B)in' like us, ‘cause y'all don’t © it like us…

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Them niggas F'in with pills, y'all don't get G's like us Nigga Please by Jay Z (Ft. Pharrell Williams & Young Chris) 1

They’re getting high on their own supply—you’re never supposed to do that!—which is distracting them from the paper chase

More importantly, we’re now all the way to G

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Cause I don't need that A.I.D.S
A D. and an A. missin' out my Adidas
A.D.I.D.A.S by Killer Mike (Ft. Big Boi & Sleepy Brown)

As preoccupied as Mike is with sex (the S in “A.D.I.D.A.S.”), he wants nothing to do with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or A.I.D.S.

Since you can’t spell A.D.I.D.A.S. without A.I.D.S., the missing D. and A. must perforce be instrumental in the safe sex equation. Perhaps it stands for “Dental dams” and, uh, “Abstinence”

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Alphabetically I'm coming after you like the letter V The KGB by Binary Star (Ft. Elzhi, Juice, Lacks, Malachi, O Type Star & Texture)

This doesn’t really count as an example of paraprosdokian, since OneManArmy tells us at the beginning of the line that he’s referencing the alphabet, but still: he’s cleverly reframing the threat “I’m coming after you” as an altogether less dangerous observation that, in the Roman alphabet, the letter V comes after the letter U (“you”)

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Piru is Crip in reverse but the C's on its back Piru Love by Bloods (Ft. Crips)

Bloody Mary takes a literal approach to the visual appearance of the word Piru: backwards it’s “URIP,” and the letter U is (depending on the typeface) equivalent to the letter C rotated 90 degrees to the left

This is such an effective image because here “the C” can also mean “the Crip"—that is, on Piru Street, a Blood stronghold, Crips get laid out on their backs

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Blakbyrd
April 23rd, 2013

I’m thinkin an opportunity was missed to follow “the C’s on its back” with R.I.P. …but thats just me

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Leave you in the middle of nowhere like the letter "H" Hear Me Though by Copywrite

Copy’s threat displays a Weezy-esque attention to the mechanics of his wordplay: the letter H is at the exact center of the word nowhere

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Quote me on that Hear Me Though by Copywrite

“Nobody’s fucking with my crew,” said Copywrite. Adversaries could not be reached for comment

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That's like handin' me five Gs to slice you from chest to ear Hear Me Though by Copywrite

Asking Copywrite to appear on your track, where he will inevitably outshine and embarrass you, is as foolish as paying somebody $5,000 to cut you up

Of course, only congenitally perverse Germans pay people to mutilate them

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And I'm on the opposite side of the road like I'm in France Hear Me Though by Copywrite

The French actually drive on the same side of the road as we do here in the U.S., but I guess it’s close enough to England for our purposes. “Like I’m in Penzance” probably would have been too obscure

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Bow tie, Final Call, and a bean pie Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge) by Jay Electronica

All hallmarks of the Nation of Islam (The Final Call is a newspaper founded by Louis Farrakhan in 1979).

The bean pie Jay is saying is the one Followers of the Nation of Islam sold to raise funds for the group, the pie is also known as “Muslim pie”.

Bow Tie is a reference to Elijah Muhammad and Louis, both wore them in most of their lives even in situations were it wasn’t required.
[even family guy portrayed Farrakhan that way ]

On Jay as a five-percenter and admirer of NOI: Jay seems to be creating a contrast between this religion and the next line’s Christianity and Judaism. At the same time he criticizes the fanatics, the ones who only care about church, work, and fundraising.

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