Not convinced by these lyrics. Can’t make out the words but pretty sure the last word is speech:
Drop degrees like a ??? speech
From way back and spin on your back and then freeze
We need to decipher the lyrics and merge the single-word annotations of “drop” and “degrees”. Also, “spin on your back and then freeze” is a reference to West St Mob’s “Break Dance Electric Boogie”.
Spin on your back and spin on your knees
Spin on your hands and then freeze
X-Clan, on the other hand, went nuts with the “Dope On Plastic” instrumental for their DJ cut/Blackwatch manifesto “Shaft’s Big Score”.
Not sure about this. “Keep ‘Em Eager to Listen” doesn’t use any of the same records as “Dope on Plastic” as far as I know.
Not yet they weren’t. This is their first single on Music Of Life — they didn’t hook up with Ice T until after the next record.
Rappers brag about short term material gain — cars, jewels, clothes etc — without owning anything of lasting value. It’s the difference between being rich and being wealthy.
Also a play on the old school sitcom Green Acres
Could possibly refer to the Iron Sheik, an Iranian WWF wrestler from the 80s/90s. Often pictured in velour-like robes.
Swap out the hat and that’s a classic Ghostface outfit.
I think this is about clothes rather than jewellery. He says:
I shop Fifth Ave
5th Avenue in New York being a major shopping district and Iceberg being a designer clothing label.
Hence the “don’t dress gay enough” afterwards.
disguised as a gardener
Refers to John’s account of the resurrection in which Mary Magdalene mistakes Jesus for a gardener. Some paintings of this event, like this Rembrandt, depict Jesus holding gardening tools.