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In ancient times, the Summer Solstice would have been a very important time of the year because of its relevance to agriculture.

Riff sees himself as very important generally, and in the rap game.

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Hype up means to behave in a way that might possibly lead to confrontation. Lowkey is ambivalent about this, and almost invites possible confrontation with opponents by saying “Okay G”.

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Being on ‘cloud nine’ is a popular expression for being very happy. Riff explains that having a real love is integral to his approach in his life, hence the phrase “Heart on cloud 9”.

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Throwing ‘off the glass’ refers to the action in basketball of passing to one’s self via the glass of the net. This is an extremely risky venture, and something that only the elite of players have gotten away with.

Perhaps they used ‘The Force’ as Darth Vader would do if he played basketball.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20Od75L6A8E

You don’t want to fuck with this guy:

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Molasses is a sticky and thick(viscous) by product of sugar refining.

Riff isn’t afraid to intoxicate himself. When he does, it might lead to him crawling, rather than walking, as a result of the syrup and weed he might consume(allegedly).

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Taaka vodka…

…with four fluid ounces of codeine

Because that’s how Riff rolls.

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This is slightly contentious, since the Haitian revolution was just as bloody as the French, and demonstrated just the same amount of bifurcation of practice and principle. None the less, it was a rejection of colonialism. Both names named were big roles in the Haitian revolution.

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Orthodoxy and hegemony often require certain ideologies to be adhered to. Consequently, radical ideas and thought have to be dismissed or presented as heretic or dissident in order for orthodoxy and hegemony to continue.

There are many examples of this in contemporary geo-political discourse. Norman Finkelstein, a distinguished scholar of Political Science, has been branded ‘anti-semitic’ and a ‘self hating Jew’ by zionists because of his critical views and writing on the Palestine/Israeli conflict. He is even banned from entering Israel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNQSV3BBtZ4

editors: this is awaiting more references, so please leave for now(i can’t edit when you accept). not sure if the Norman Finkelstein stuff is relevant. <delete all this if you review it.

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On a general level, this is a reference to imperialism. See: Alexandria 1882, and the Gulf Wars, or the Bush Wars in Iraq.

The ‘sophisticated people’ refers to the ancient society Mesopotamia, often referred to as the cradle of civilisation.

(editors: this is waiting for references/links, please wait before you do anything, thanks)

This is what the British did to Alexandria, in 1882, when they fought over control over Egypt.

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"I'm learning fast that recognition is its own drug" (Joe Budden – Castles) | pending

Fame is like an addictive drug, it leaves you wanting more and more.

"Peel off in a Lamborghini Countach" (Jay Z – FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt) | rejected

…gonna need two of them because Ross is a fat fuck and when he gets in a car like this, no one else can fit in.

"So Much Shit In My Bag Cuz I Love Poppin' Tags (x3)" (Chief Keef – Poppin' Tags) | pending

You’re paraphrasing the line, not explaining it.

Why has Akala’s govt name been added to this? It has messed up my scoreboard and I’m vexed.

"I live the life of a tampax / Tampon," (Riff Raff – Otis Freestyle) | pending

This is not a suggestion, but a discussion on the annotation.

Have you seen the video for this? I’m very unsure about the meaning of this line. Could it be a reference to effectiveness? Tampax’s don’t get laid, simply being in a vagina does not constitute intercourse.

It could be a bunch of rhyming non sequiturs.

"I was hated by large numbers of people" (George Orwell – Shooting An Elephant) | accepted

That completely ignores the context of the situation he was in.

The organisation he worked for represented the British government, who had colonised Burma. Burma is still recovering from the harmful legacy of colonialism. So the reason he was hated was because of what he represented.

"The blue bus is calling us" (The Doors – The End) | rejected

The Blue Bus is a metaphor for many things.

"I can scream, "FREE PALISTINE" / Die for my pride, still ..." (Mic Righteous – Fire in the Booth) | pending

The censoring of this word is very significant, since it illustrates the ideological direction of the BBC. Further examples of this Zionist bias can be seen via Tony Benn and Max Keiser.

Mic Righteous' approach towards political situations like this, is primarily humanistic, his ethnic and cultural heritage is secondary.

"When there's beef, mandem are missing like Madeleine" (Lowkey – Fire in the Booth) | accepted

"50 grand on my cup" (Riff Raff – Hot 97 Freestyle) | pending

Needs some text?

One of Riff Raff’s extravagant chains and his Balling money, mostly large denomination bills.