Everything jeffalo13 said was right, but the “show you I’m not R.Kelly refers to the "shit across your belly” line. R.Kelly allegedly peed on a girl, so by shitting on them he is showing he is different.
Most of Em’s other beefs were with lesser lyricists (ICP, Ja Rule, Everlast). Now that he has a worthy target he is ready to go off. Em always said he respected Canibus' music, but he doesn’t think it comes close to his.
His only chance in this beef is if he doesn’t give Em enough time to think of how to roast him. If they both bring their best rhymes, than Canibus is done.
When he did reference LeBron and Wade in “Empire State of Mind” he was almost fined for mentioning their names, since he is a part-owner of the Nets and could be interpreted as tampering. He could be saying wait because he realized he might have just made a mistake by saying their names again.
Comparing him to Em can put unrealistic standards on him, but to be in the same conversation means he has to be doing something right.
What does the “mind of the motherfucking kid that’s behind” refer to? I understand he’s saying that all of the protesting of him is as twisted as this kid’s mind, but what exactly is a “kid that’s behind”?
Suggests that the kids didn’t really care about the actual beats, they were just fascinated by the fact that he was associated with Dre.
Milking it for all its worth means to get the most of it, so Dre basically told him to try to sell as many records as he can while he’s still popular.
AIDS attacks the immune system, so if he actually has it something as simple as the common cold can be deadly.
Exactly, he pauses so that the rhyme will fit into the cadence he was using, while also literally saying the word “diction”.