"Look at Mama baby boy acting like he grown" (GZA – Shadowboxin') | accepted

It’s mama’s baby boy. Not mama. And this line is extra-menacing because saying “Look at XYZ acting like their grown” really is something that parents/family say whimsically about their XYZ kids.

"I'll show you how I cook up summer in the winter" (Kanye West – Gone) | rejected

To have a hit ready for summer airplay, Ye’s gotta get in the studio cookin' in the winter. If you had interned anywhere besides the White House you’d know that — Monica.

"I heard it's not where you're from but where you pay rent" (Outkast – ATLiens) | accepted

(At this point I have zero respect for who ever wrote these comments.) In the Rap game you represent your hood. But inevitably some dudes try to claim Atlanta when they just moved there but ain’t from there. It is “where you from” that counts in the streets. Pookie can move to ATL from Indiana but he’ll always be Pookie from Indiana.

"Bend, corners like I was a curve, I struck a nerve" (Outkast – ATLiens) | accepted

Bending corners is an allusion to the final verse Outkast’s first hit “Playa’s Ball.” “It goes simply ten/ and i’ll serve you then/ now we bend the corner/ in my
Cadillac/ my heart does not go pitty pat/ for no rat.”

"[Q-Tip] / And my Moms is not butt, but fuck it" (Beastie Boys – Get It Together) | accepted

While this urban dictionary-esq description is err great. This line can be confusing because of Tip’s delivery (which actually starts at the “And my Moms and not at the next line) What Tip says is that his moms is NOT a "topic of lust.” As in — talking about doing my mom is off limits. The “butt” should have only one “t” — “And my Moms is not -but- fuck it…Let me…”

"[Mike D] / Well, I'm the Grand Royal prez and I'm also a ..." (Beastie Boys – Get It Together) | rejected

Also a clever play on Sy Sperling’s trademark slogan in his widely dope commercial’s for the Hair Club for Men. Sy says, “I’m not only the Hair Club President, I’m also A client.” Word Sy. Word.

"I might wear black for a year straight" (Jay Z – D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)) | rejected

Jigger suggests facetiously that he might wear black for a year in order to mourn the “death” of autotune. That he’s a “dark motherfucker who doesn’t care about fashion” -as is stated above- is nonsense. Ya heard of Rocawear? Why would a “dark motherfucker who doesn’t care about fashion” consider bringin' back Versace shades, i.e. reviving a fashion trend?

"I got it hemmed, now you never get the mic back" (Nas – Halftime) | rejected

“It’s like that.” The situation is indeed “sewn up” so expertly that Nas has got it “hemmed.” Once hemmed, the object -or situation- is now customized (i.e. tailored like a suit or pair of pants) to suit only Nas such that not only can you never get the mic back, it wouldn’t fit any way player.

"You couldn't catch me in the streets without a ton of ree..." (Nas – Halftime) | accepted

Also “Malcom X” and “Jungle Fever” are Spike Lee movies. Just sayin'.