Had a crush on you, now we Kim and Cease Pachanga by Fabolous

Lil' Kim and Lil' Cease, both protégé(e)s to the Notorious B.I.G. after a certain fashion, collaborated on the single “Crush On You,” and then had a bit of a falling out

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He a funny little nigga like Eddie Griffin is Pachanga by Fabolous

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But these Young Bucks remind me of Fif' and his Pachanga by Fabolous

Fab namechecks Young Buck, a member of 50 Cent’s G-Unit crime-rap syndicate, in order to represent the frequent acrimony among today’s young enterprising gangsters, or young bucks (cf. Constance Garnett’s translation of Anna Karenina)

Young Buck and his older mentor, 50 Cent, feuded after starting out together — also a reflection of the lack of loyalty in the rap game

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Pachanga Pachanga by Fabolous

Pachanga is a character in the 1993 Pacino/De Palma flick Carlito’s Way—it’s obviously no accident that this song appears on an album called Loso’s Way. Pachanga, played by Luis Guzmán, is an old hood associate whom Carlito (Pacino) brings into his post-prison crime exploits and who ultimately betrays him by ratting him out to Carlito’s dramatic foil Benny Blanco

A lot of freight for a relatively incidental character to be carrying, but Fabolous gets a lot of mileage out of the metaphor, as you will see below

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A thug changes and love changes
And best friends become strangers
Pachanga by Fabolous

This hook is lifted from “The Message,” from Nas’s second album, It Was Written

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There's a parallel path 'tween friends and enemies
And whenever you cross it you make frenemies
Pachanga by Fabolous

(slow clap)

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Jaws is hanging
Frauds is left in they draws on the floor complaining
The Champ by Ghostface Killah

Ghost leaves robbees—partygoers, wack rappers, frauds—speechless and understandably bitter when he strips them of their riches, right down to their underclothes (drawers)

It’s also a boxing reference, he has knocked out a challenger to his title. Double entendre.

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One thing 'bout music: when it hits, you feel no pain Over by Drake

An allusion to the beginning of Dead Prez’s “Hip Hop” (which is an allusion to Bob Marley’s “Trenchtown Rock”). The first four lines of this verse echo the Dead Prez track:

One thing about music: when it hit, you feel no pain
White folks says it controls your brain
I know better than that. That’s game
And we ready for that…

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July 15th, 2013

DP took this from Bob Marley (1973)

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Y'all niggas don't want it
I got the Godfather flow
Can't Knock The Hustle by Jay Z (Ft. Mary J. Blige & Pain In Da Ass)

A curious comparison, given Marlon Brando’s oft-lamented enunciation issues

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50 Gs to the crap shooter, niggas can't fade me Can't Knock The Hustle by Jay Z (Ft. Mary J. Blige & Pain In Da Ass)

Jay once again creates a parallel between his baller life and the hustler one. He gives 50 G to the guy hosting the craps table in a casino as if it was nothing; ironically, that’s the same amount of money that it takes to hire a hitman to get rid of his enemies.

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