I am Cheyenne. I am beautiful and fabulous.
He works late nights.
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He’s just gonna chill and write music today.
A reference to their song Ordinary Guy.
He could get all wordy talking about politics, but we already know. Nothing is getting better.
He doesn’t have to fly to see her — she shines on him from where she is in the sky.
He takes a meta moment to show how his music process is affected by the beautiful day.
Geo’s parents are from the Philippines. The sun is there when it’s not on him in Seattle.
Now the sun is being personified as a lover.
The children don’t have a real park, but they’re improvising!
The lighting is making it a good day for photography. This ties it into the album theme and title, Cinemetropolis.
f/16 refers to the camera lens aperture,specifically “Sunny 16” rule, used back in the day when cameras were all manual and didn’t have a light meter. On sunny clear days you set your shutter speed to your film iso and lens to f/16. You’ll usually get a decent exposure.
Lil Kim goes by “The Queen Bee” so any bug/repellant reference is about that. A similar line is “move back bugs” in Did it On Em.
EliteMitchie’s explanation is probably the biggest fail ever on rap genius.
He is singing this line.
This line is sung by D'Angelo.
It could also be a play on words to say Philly “pen” as in penitentiary, where women are a lot of times incarcerated for their entanglements with corrupt men.
She’s going to take your knowledge, in this case about conquering the industry, as she declared in the previous line. The “you” could be Jay-Z or Kanye who are two of the biggest moguls in hip hop with the most knowledge to consume.
Also, this remix was released right after Alexander McQueen died. Which is awkward.
It’s “But how the ____ would they know what I was ready to do”. She does not say the word fuck.
Fun fact: Honey doesn’t spoil — ever. They’ve found perfectly edible honey in ancient Egyptian tombs.
There’s a stutter. It’s:
“Forget Barbie, fuck Nicki, she-she’s fake”