To go along with the “make it rain” line earlier, Lupe spins the old familiar story of Noah’s Ark and The Flood. Basically, Lupe IS Noah here, building a boat so he can survive the catastrophe of modern day rap that would be so lost without him.
Lupe is the definition of esoteric. LOL!
Kid Cudi channels that age-old adage “All that glitters is not gold.”
Kid Cudi is signed on to Kanye West’s record label G.O.O.D. Music, which stands for “Getting Out Our Dreams” Music.
This is the best song off of Relapse, no doubt about it!
Colder than four below zero?!?!
Brrrr, now THAT’S cold, dawg!!
Interestingly, “Kim” is also the name of the ex-wife of Eminem, mentioned in the previous line.
Drugs, women, sex, and cars are standard motifs in rap songs.
Rappers, including Common himself, are finding increasing roles in films.
Many rappers find themselves pondering if what they are doing is actually furthering the art of hip-hop or simply putting more money in their pockets (“doe” = “dough”).
In this case, Common shouldn’t really be stressin': “Be”, the album from which this song was released, was named one of the best albums of 2005 both critically and commercially. Common himself has a reputation as a respectable poet, not the regular run-of-the-mill “bling bling” rapper.