B.o.B. is crazy, but not just lyrically or figuratively, but literally; others go dumb, he goes to the psych ward
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There very well may be something wrong with a psychotic person’s brain chemistry, but everyone else is so dumb (because they either can’t or won’t find a treatment) that they just shove people with mental disorders into mental hospitals (or sometimes even prison).
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B.o.B. is making a play on words:
rebel implies that he is anti-establishment and rebellious, while militant means he is combative and aggressive in support of a political or social cause
so he is a rebel WITH a cause!
B.o.B.’s talent is so out of this world he’s hanging out with aliens
He has the same mental vibration as “aliens” so he “slaps five with et”
Josephine Baker (1906-1975) was an African American actor, singer and dancer, one of the first to be star in a major motion picture, plus she was involved in the civil rights movement.
Nas has had an illustrious rap career, and perhaps he is planning his next move? Maybe he will move into writing
A. Braggadocio- Nas must have enough means to securely declare now that the next phase of his life will be continue to be about living ‘fast’ and being wealthy/successful- He already knows the ending will be “happily ever after”.
B. Interpretion-perhaps indication of a desire to expand into book-writing. A vet like Nas would surely have great advice, and his catalogue more than qualifies his authoring skills already
BMF freestyle: Triple OGs, told me to teach, nigga
Lupe wants gangsters to be good role models, since often they are looked up to because they’ve attained success
Food and Liquor “Intro”: “The well is running dry, the days of Malcolm and Martin have ended”
The social consciousness of the black movements of the 1960s has disappeared-that needs to come back
“Wake up out they sleep, dare to dream
In a world so Martin Luther King-less”
Lupe is daring us listeners to dream about a world without Martin Luther King. Imagine if he wasn’t here. Imagine if he didn’t do what he did. Hes DARING us to imagine such a terrifying idea.