After the first tape dropped, I became a man
Used to talk about them aliens, sorry I gots to land
Still Learning by Telly 4

I’m not sure if many people know this, but I used to be part of a rap group in DC called 4EM, or 4Ever Martian with my homie Jovelly. I really don’t know why I was in this group, talking about aliens and shit, but after taking time off, I was done with all of that. I still got mad love for my 4EM homies, though

Here’s my first mix tape. Shout out to my ex for making the cover. :)

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Every person raps, but I bet money that I doubt fire comes out your mouth, you Robin Williams funny Boomshakalaka by Telly (Ft. Young Rhocket) 2

A lot of people rap, but a majority of rappers aren’t good, so I doubt when they say they can spit unless they wow me with a verse or hot 16.

This is an allusion to Robin William’s movie “Mrs. Doubtfire”

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And you broke, you allergic to milk, you lack toast Fly S*** by Telly 2

Some people don’t like struggling or working hard to get money, or bread, or in this case toast.

Lack toast sounds like “lactose,” and if you’re lactose intolerant, you’re allergic to dairy products

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Bentley? Maybe not, but the CL is smooth, word to Pete Rock Fly S*** by Telly 2

Hopefully my music will allow me to live comfortably if I put my all into it. I may not be able to get a Bentley, but I’m sure a Mercedes Benz CL class drives equally as smooth

Also a nod to the classic hip hop duo Pete Rock and CL Smooth.

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To be continued? Maybe Her (XOXO) by Telly 4

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Get yo chick if it's something she want started
Cuz yesterday me and her blew grass like Dolly Parton
Hoodies by Telly (Ft. Shamel Mu'Tazz) 3

Watch your girl around me or she just might leave you and get smoked up by me.

Blew grass/blue grass is a play on words and a play on the country (and occasional bluegrass) singer Dolly Parton

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Telly, when the tape gon' drop? Writer's Block by Telly 2

I was originally gonna do this part in a higher voice, but Bryce told me that he wanted to do it, since he was one of the main people asking me when I was gonna drop Still Learning. He was there when I had to record my mix tape twice, so he heard and saw the whole process. A few years later, he’s spitting like this. Who would have thought? Haha

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Don't ACT perfect, composite ain't a 36 Heaux Cakes (Jazmyne Blossoms) by Telly 3

No need to act perfect when you’re clearly not. This is also a play on the ACT test. A perfect score from all three sections (english, science, math) will give you a composite score of 36.

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I flash your girl my jewels, I make her dip set
In the pink like Killa Cam, what a killer combination
Rolls Royce Freestyle by Telly 3

Word to Dipset for inspiring these lines.

When she sees my jewels that I’m wearing, she’ll leave her crew, or “dip set”, which is a play on the rap group. Also “jewels” is pronounced “Juelz.” Word to Santana, bandana.

The following line is also a continuation of the Dipset metaphor. When I smash, I’ll be in the pink (haaaaa). This is a reference to Killa Cam, who was known for wearing all pink.

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L heard my bars and couldn't get the Big Picture Rolls Royce Freestyle by Telly 3

In the original, Los flipped the line similar to this one.

Big L heard my bars and he couldn’t get it because it was too complex. Haha.

Also a play on his posthumous second album, The Big Picture.

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