Dilla refers to the late, great J Dilla, a legendary producer and rapper. J Dilla passed away in 2006 from lupus and TTP, an uncurable blood disease.
J. Cole is saying that if you cheat him for his money, he send you to meet Dilla in the afterlife. Calm Down! He is only speaking figuratively.
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He is referring to the journey he has traveled to get to the point he is currently at.
He is the inner-city’s ambassador to the world.
Thought may be discreetly saying that he is underrated by saying the audience is never pleased.
He also mentions that he is one of the last true emcees.
Black Thought eloquently raps about his dominance in rap by mentioning him ripping the hearts of other rappers, describing his robe as king of rap, and comparing his brim hat to a crown.
This may be alluding to the commercialization of Hip-Hop and the decline of “Real Hip-Hop” as a result.
Black Thought maybe using a bridge symbolically here. Passing the bridge may refer to reaching the “other side” or a place away from the hood.
The frustration of a lower class life can hurt someone’s psyche. Black Thought is familiar with that situation from his early childhood days.
Black Thought is known for his vivid imagery in his rhymes. So, you can literally sit back and picture his rhymes.
Black Thought continues his optimism. He believes that there is way out, and he is willing to help his hood.
It is also a play on the word decipher and diss phifer.
Recently, Dilla’s lost records were found in a storage. Peep the video below.
Years later, Jay-Z is now an owner of the Brooklyn Nets. He was instrumental in the team’s move to Brooklyn, and he reflects on how far he has come while standing atop his former stash spot.
Here Wale says that he is outstanding like Mr. Wendal.
The song is by Arrested Development and is about a homeless man. Hence the term outstanding.
Wale is alluding to the fact that the third overall pick in the 1984 NBA Draft was “the charm.” He says this because that pick was Michael Jordan, the G.O.A.T. Sam Bowie was a good player, but it was clear that Portland Trailblazers went wrong with the second overall pick.
I forgot the apostrophe on J.coles.If someone could edit that please!
This is not the right version.
I highly doubt that Cole was alluding to 2pac.
There should be no comma..
Charlton Heston was a the President of the NRA.