It says, “Ace and Mamula”
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It’s a reference to the group. Little Brother consists of Phonte, 9th Wonder, and Pooh. 3 members.
He expects us to examine his lyrics, and apply it to our own feelings and thoughts.
Looking into our back on our past we learn from or are enlightened by everything we have done.
Jay is referring to the book Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, which was maded into a movie starring Elijah Wood. In the movie, the character travels to Ukraine to find a women who saved his grandfather’s life during the Nazi occupation.
People that didn’t know Jay would say his rise to stardom was sudden and by chance.
Jay is making a reference to the 2000 French film, Happenstance, starring Audrey Tautou. The film is about the butterfly effect in regards to the chaos theory.
He does work and puts wack rappers out of a job.
Neighborhood in downtown Atlanta
Staten Island, New York.
refers to the 1965 Watts riots. Which lasted 5 days.
Many want to battle him, but if they try to “produce a spark” they will end up setting themselves on fire.
Can also refer to stealing car. throwing a brick through the window.
Also refers to self-immolation by Tibetan Buddhist Monks.
He is referring to the right side of the brain as well. It is responsible for creativity, imagination, rhythm, feelings, etc..
The “time” is referring to Time Square. During the attacks time square “stopped"
Harlot also refers to how America is constantly in relationships with other countries only to eventually stab them in the back later.
A legendary dwarfish creature supposed to guard the earth’s treasures underground.
A short statement encapsulating a general truth; a maxim.
JFK was killed because he was trying to preserve or guard the treasure in America which is liberty. The speech that motivated his assassination was a “statement… of general truth”. It was about the NWO, and the goals of secret societies. He tried to expose a conspiracy.
also “I got your number sonny” talking about social security numbers
nice! explain more songs Esco!
He moves slow so he doesn’t attract unwanted attention.
Also a homage to Gangstarr — Above the clouds.
moleskine is a type on notebook. The title of the song basically state “dear diary”