Vine is a social networking app where you film and share 7 second videos. Your “seven seconds of fame” is like 15 minutes of fame, only shorter because you can’t rap.
But I’m way past short-term success, I want to ascend to the heavens and become a legend (just like Jack and the Beanstalk).
This is one of the many sky references in this verse
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If there was weed as powerful as my bars, it would be able to get God himself stoned. Of course, God is already pretty high, as he apparently lives in (and walks on) the sky.
“Sky walker” and “force” are obviously references to Star Wars.
The Golden Horde was a division of the Mongol empire back in the 13th-16th centuries. And it was big.
But my rapping (“oral sword”) is so good that it could destroy such a powerful thing.
Shad has been praying so much that his knees are scarred from kneeling on the ground.
Similar to Andre’s line in Ms. Jackson.
Rapping provides Shad with happiness and hope for the future in the “night sky” of his mind.
This could also be a reference to a guiding star, such as the North Star in the Bible. This would mean that rapping gives Shad a direction and purpose in his life.
It’s common for people to wear shades to cover their tears when they mourn their relatives. Quas, however, is buying them to simply shield the sun.
Quas is always pushing the boundaries of hip-hop, providing an antidote to the uncreativeness that plagues it.
The Unseen was created by Madlib during a week-long shroom binge.
While “green” is common slang for money (US bills are green), it’s also used to refer to weed.