Jay is definitely not referring to Saccharin, the artificial sweetener. He is using the word “saccharine,” which means “cloyingly agreeable or ingratiating,” then in the next line doing a bit of a play on words.
i think he means “trippin” as in worried about, concerned with. as in: making money is my main task.
I think he’s referring to his cashflow, not the world’s attitude toward him
Cream is being used as slang for crack cocaine. It only represents money indirectly, in the sense that it can be sold. To miss this reference to crack is a serious oversight considering the entire song is about trying to rise up out the ghetto by slanging rock. Also, this verse is performed by Raekwon, A.K.A. Raekwon the Chef. Think he’s called “the Chef” because he cooks a good steak? No. He cooks bomb crack. C'mon, people.
i.e., two rocks for five dollers
This definition is WAY OFF. A bird is a kilo of cocaine. To chop a bird can either mean to chop it up into lines to snort, or to chop it up into smaller units to sell.
I think by “Cubans” he might mean Cuban link chains, which are pretty 90s:
Sadly, Pimp C overdosed on lean and died as well, in 2007. Rest In Peace playa!
Pimp C: 1973-2007
haha NO, by dead trees he means PAPER a.k.a. scrilla, hence the previous line: “I got money on my beeper.” Pimp C means that every time people contact him they will soon be giving him money, i.e., buy drugs from him (hence the subject matter of the entire song)
nahhh, nah, not what A-Plus is saying. “i’ll front you” can mean I’ll step to you, I’ll fight you, I’ll talk shit to you, etc. I think he’s saying if your crew is wack you’re gonna get fucked with