And yo, my temperament is zero Road Of Conviction by Black Papillon 15

An honest reference to my mood / atmosphere in real life, which can change from 1 to 180 within seconds

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By the time you try, if you won't give a hundred you even get stuck at ninety-nine Road Of Conviction by Black Papillon 15

This is referring to the amount of percents a person is putting in for his / her dreams. I believe that if you really give everything you got, you’ll be able to reach anything you want in this life. But even if you give a slight bit less, ninety-nine (percent), you might get stuck since you haven’t tried the hardest

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Fuck pausing, but your shit got dots, like a ladybird
Lack of creativity,
Road Of Conviction by Black Papillon 15

Once I’m in a rap booth, I won’t pause and finish it until the last bar. If the stuff that you’re writing has got a lot of dots / doodling, then this is showing your lack of creativity, because you don’t have fresh ideas while nothing comes to your mind for writing down.
A ladybird has got dots all over his “body”!

This “technique” is used by people who’re usually not that creative and inspired, so they start drawing dots / lines / doodling to get some new ideas

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The G-Style? Y'all just act that Road Of Conviction by Black Papillon 15

All these gangsta-acting rappers are going on my nerves lately, not even taking a shot at mainstream rappers, rather starting at my own ambient, where all these people talk about

  • hustling

  • killing

  • driving / wearing the most expensive gangsta shit

when they’re just some regular school kids

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The high ish that I drop make 'em try to fire shit straight up
I ignore 'em fuckers like a fly bitch in a gay club
Road Of Conviction by Black Papillon 15

Once you drop a track — whether it’s dope or not — critics are robbing your mind completely, mostly without any reason or backed up arguments

The second line is probably the corniest line throughout this whole song, but I felt like I had to use it; I ignore these critics just like a good looking bitch is ignoring men in a gay club, since she’s not interesting into homosexuality at that point and simply doesn’t even need to pay attention to them…corn…

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Walkin' with the backpack of realism, givin' doubters a setback Road Of Conviction by Black Papillon 15

Do not confuse me with a backpacker because of this line. This is just a tiny bit of philosophy — a backpack is used to carry something into it right on your back, so here I’m just implying that I’m keeping my point of view in a realistic way, and not get hyped for no reason. Keeping a low profile, but still doing my thing

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I got shit runnin' like a treadmill, rap ill Road Of Conviction by Black Papillon 15

A treadmill is a piece of sports equipment, on which people run to practice their stamina (so it’s basically running).

To got shit running as in a slang in this case means to have the control over something, which is (here) related to rapping

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I'm never recyclin', when I'm freestylin' Road Of Conviction by Black Papillon 15

A real freestyle for me is, when it’s right off your dome, which means, that you didn’t write anything down before that (recycle earlier lines) and just let the creativeness sparkle while kicking it

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Before I sighed, I coordinated the obstacles in my eyesight Road Of Conviction by Black Papillon 15

Homophone!

  • I sighed
  • eye sight

I know that there’s a lotta competition going on, especially when it comes to Hip Hop in the English language. Even though it ain’t my mother / father tongue, I’ll try giving my best on every song and know that the road to success if far away, while trying to convincing as many people as possible — that’s why I called this song Road Of Conviction

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But fuck relationships and friendships
Cuz I rather die on the Titanic
3 16 by CyHi The Prynce

Wordplay

Cyhi is saying that people are fake within relationships and friendships.
While true love was experienced on the sinking of the Titanic,
the wordplay is within the suffix of the words relationship and friendship. Ship, which is the type of vehicle the ‘Titanic’ was.

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