You want stripes, take yo' ass to the service So You Want to Be a Gangster by Too Short

If you want experience killing people, then join the military.

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Boy I tell ya, Life Is way Too $hort So You Want to Be a Gangster by Too Short

Life Goes by quickly. also, his name is Too Short so it’s kind of a reference to himself.

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July 31st, 2013

It’s also a reference to one of his albums, Life is… Too $hort (1989)

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Cause real gangsters, always hold that frown So You Want to Be a Gangster by Too Short

Real G’s are always stone cold serious

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And said, "One more thing before you leave...
You must return before the stroke of twelve
Or you'll turn back into your old self"
Cinderfella Dana Dane by Dana Dane

Just like in the story of Cinderella, Dana Dane’s magical appearance will run out at midnight.

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They gave me a straw hat, while they had Kangols Cinderfella Dana Dane by Dana Dane

All the cool guys had these in the late 80’s.

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There lived a young man, Cinderfella's his name Cinderfella Dana Dane by Dana Dane

A clever play on “Cinderella,” the classic story about the poor step-daughter. He turns it into a masculine type of name by adding “fella” to make it into “Cinderfella.” I mean, it’s fairly clear…

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Once upon a time, Brooklyn was the scene
In the project that they called Fort Greene
Cinderfella Dana Dane by Dana Dane

Fort Greene is a historical district of Brooklyn that had a fair amount of African-American residents by the early 1900’s. This is where Dana Dane’s story takes place- probably where he grew up.

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You on some Eric B. shit like "What happened to peace?" Muchachacha by The Beatnuts (Ft. Swinger & Willie Stubz)

Towards the end of the Eric B. and Rakim song “Paid in Full”

Eric B. reminds Rakim to conclude the song, and asks him: “What happened to peace?” (Rakim then says ‘peace,’ as in ‘peace out’)

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Twist L's, Hennesey sour, pass on the powder Muchachacha by The Beatnuts (Ft. Swinger & Willie Stubz)

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I hit the world unexpected like a meteor shower Muchachacha by The Beatnuts (Ft. Swinger & Willie Stubz)

His rhymes hit with surprising force, as shocking and deadly as a meteor shower.

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