Voltron was an 80’s cartoon about five space explorers that piloted robotic lions. These lions combined to form Voltron, an invincible super-robot that protected the galaxy.
Wu Tang often used this as a metaphor for themselves, a group of solo MC’s that combined to form an invincible rap crew.
KRS is saying that dreads pulled guns on people because they played Hip Hop, not because they didn’t. He’s citing this as a reason for Hip Hop not taking off as quickly in BK.
And also to flipping (bugging out) on someone which is most likely the case here.
A reference to Hip Hop label Wild Pitch Records. Diamond D had had problems with label owner Stu Fine after producing several tracks for Lord Finesse’s Funky Technician album (released on Wild Pitch a year earlier). In this 2011 interview with Complex magazine, Diamond D said:
Shout out to Stu Fine. I had a little gripe with Stu but, looking back on it, I should have been on top of my paperwork. Now that I’m older and wiser, I see that. But I definitely threw a rock at him [with that line].
Born Cipher Cipher Master is the Supreme Alphabet spelling of the word boom, as in weed. Continuing the theme of the previous lines, Sadat maintains that smoking enhances his mental dexterity.
This girl sitting on the radio is not Roxanne Shante. It’s Keke Palmer, an actress supposedly playing her in a film about the Juice Crew. Shante looks like this:
Cool DMX was Just Ice’s human beatbox. He provided the backing for several tracks on the first couple of albums before disappearing like Jarobi. There aren’t many pictures of him but he does appear in the video for this track and on the back of the first album.
Let them know there is three DMX’s. Davy DMX is the original. Then there was DMX my beat box. Then you have DMX who was then known as Dark Man X. That’s the brother who is making movies now, Earl Simmons.
Sean P thinks that fatigues and sneakers are pussy and has done for years. Check out the end of [[Heltah Skeltah “Clans Posses Crews Cliks”]] by Heltah Skeltah. Boot Camp rock their fatigues BK style — strictly with boots.
Scrape is a dubious phrase for having sex. Also see “Glaciers Of Ice”:
Breaker, breaker, pull of a Keystone caper
Point out the baddest bitch in the crowd and watch me scrape her
And the lyric should be:
Yo Rae, I’m ‘bout to scrape her, chill Ghost
Ghostface wants to ‘scrape’ the girl (who’s now in her underwear). Rae tells him to chill.
The Zulu Nation also used to speak of the 5 elements of Hip Hop: MC'ing, DJ'ing, breaking, grafitti, and knowledge.