"See, people got it bad from jump street" (Bushwick Bill – Ever So Clear) | accepted

Tdotm, no asshole. “Jump street” means from the first moment of your life…some people have the odds stacked agains them from the momen they come into this world.

2Pac – Str8 Ballin' | rejected

Most of these translations seem to make fun of this song. I do not think this is “right.” Tupac in general and this song in particular mean so much more to so many people than these translations demonstrate. It is absolutely wrong to trivialize the meanings of this song. The irony is troubling.

"Fuck them hoes / Got a .45, screaming out survival" (2Pac – Str8 Ballin') | rejected

He’s screaming “Survival”.

"Get my skinny little ass kicked / And niggas laugh til th..." (2Pac – Str8 Ballin') | rejected

Wow, this translation is just wrong and cliche. Many people who have never lived in a poor neighborhood use cliches like this…it’s more complicated. He was a skinny kid in a rough enviornment. The gun is an “equalizer” and this line is more about survival (note he actually says “screaming out survival!” a couple lines down) as opposed to “gaining respect.”

2Pac – Str8 Ballin' | marked_praise

My favorite song of all time.

"Buck 50" (Cam'ron – Get 'Em Girls) | accepted

This is an inaccurate translation. A “buck 50” is when a person get’s cut with a razor from their ear all the way down top their mouth, yes it is painfull. When someone says you can catch a “buck 50”, that’s what it means.

"Y'all get shot at; call me, I do the shooting" (Cam'ron – Get 'Em Girls) | accepted

A “shot” at rappers who brag about getting shot…or get famous off of the number of times they’ve gotten shot, see, e.g., 50 Cent.

Cam'ron – Killa Cam | rejected

First of all, I’m not a girl. Anyway, this song is so sick. Cam has “Aura”…this cannot be taught.

"Vice lords" (Jay Z – Real As It Gets) | accepted

The VL’s are not a blood offshoot and Lil Wayne is not connected to them. This is inaccurate.

Eminem – Despicable | rejected

He claims that he’s a spider in this context…spiders catch flies in their webs and eat them. So he says you think you’re “fly” (cool, etc), he’s so dope, he’ll eat you…like a spider to a fly. I doubt he’s dissing Banks on his own beat given the fact that Banks is signed to 50 and aly to Em.

Trying to give me the finger’s kinda like giving a spider the web
I’m just gonna spin it and try to use it to my advantage
I’ll catch a fly in that bitch
You think you fly, you just food"