Well it is a common tactic for drug dealers to lease vehicles out of state to give feds cold leads when they try to seize assets. But yes, it’s no coincidence that guy from Queens already talked about making trips to Houston before this.
Stick from “Stick em up” the common stereotyped phrase of robberies. Also alludes to getting a weapon pressed on your body in the middle of a robbery.
It wasn’t subtle, this whole mixtape/album was aimed at the disses from Aftermath circa 2002-2003. What Ja is saying is, if someone disrespects(in this case, heavy diss records) you, either by speak, trying to steal your money(get him out the industry/lose his spot at the top of the charts), or in the common street example: try to take your life literally. You cant let him go unscathed of retaliation, it’s a sign of weakness in a world where only the strong survive.
the line he directly references is “When I roll 20 deep, it’s 20 knives in the club”. Insinuating that 50 can’t sneak guns in so he slides shanks in instead.
stacking chips is a poker term, the more money(chips) you have, the higher you build your chip stack on the table. Obviously on the streets, stacking chips high means collecting massive money.
I doubt that, TedLamb, DMX was on Venni Vitti Vicci which came out the next year after It’s Dark and Hell is Hot and Blood in My Eye came out nearly 6 years after IDAHIH.
Hockey jerseys were popular back then, I think Cappadona was wearing it because of the “C” logo
there’s a decent population of Indians and Bangladeshi in the North NJ/New York area, cherries on top definitely refers to the foreheads
He is easily aroused by simply being around this woman that a simple hug satisfies a massive amount of his desires
I think he means, since she is so stunning, he’s willing to go “the extra mile” to spend time with her as moments with her are quite precious