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Cut Creator was, along with Bobby “Bobcat” Ervings, one of L’s two DJs in his early days. And he’s still in the game—check his Twitter

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Asking people questions that evoke affirmative responses is a common sales tactic. Keep an eye out for it next time you go car-shopping

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My name’s Joe, and I’m a librarian. I’m not super-active, but I’ve been around since February 2010. I mostly focus on old-school East Coast rap.

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Famous NYC dance/hip-hop club (you can see it in the ‘Just Got Paid’ video)

Do you think Prodigy ever ran into Ghostface there?

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P’s been carrying guns and robbing drug dealers since he was a child

Or since 1989, anyway

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KRS' name stands for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone

Knowledge Reigns Supreme is also the title of a scholarly book about KRS

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No doubt

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As methods of beating the Devil go, stealing his pitchfork sounds like more fun than a Charlie Daniels fiddling contest, but less fun than a James Brown drag race.

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‘Shame’ would’ve been a more courageous rhyme

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Writing things on the walls in blood was pioneered by the Manson Family

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"It started with a blast, now I'm a iconoclast" (Talib Kweli – Friends & Family) | rejected

‘Train of Thought’ was a great album, but I think Kweli’s career really started with Black Star.

"He looked at me like I'm out my mind / Shook his head, li..." (Eminem – Yellow Brick Road) | accepted

Oops, formatting ate my strikethrough

Meant to say: In fairness, most rappers are pretty terrible

"He looked at me like I'm out my mind / Shook his head, li..." (Eminem – Yellow Brick Road) | accepted

In fairness, most white rappers are pretty terrible

"These niggas is playing Russian roulette with a full clip..." (J. Cole – Dead Presidents II) | accepted

If you play Russian Roulette with a gun that has a clip, rather than with a revolver, your chances are pretty slim even if the clip is half-empty

"Mamase mamasa mamakusa / It don't make sense but admit it..." (Charles Hamilton – Brooklyn Girls) | accepted

Might not be worth going into in this explanation, but Mikejack totally bit the line from Manu Dibango’s ‘Soul Makossa’

"Or, a stray bullet, whichever ways I put it / Crooks was ..." (Lupe Fiasco – Lupe The Killer) | accepted

Book It! is sponsored by Pizza Hut, not Domino’s. You’re thinking of Operation Rescue.

"Stuck alone in this wave race" (Wiz Khalifa – This Plane) | accepted

Also, he’s a big fan of that Nintendo jet-ski game

As a student of dis songs, Cube also refers to the classic line “I’m gonna ask him ”Who’s the best?” And if he don’t say Moe Dee, I’ll take my whip and make him call himself Toby,” from Kool Moe Dee’s ‘How Ya Like Me Now?’