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The guarantee and realism don’t mean much when no one else in the field respects the product.

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“I’m gone. Cip, do the outro.”

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Showing love for Cip and his affiliates, many of whom are friends of Aesop’s.

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By performing for the sake of the art and his own passion, Aesop avoids the “chains” that fame (and being one of those who covets it) may present. Materialism, loss of identity, etc.

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Just in case you didn’t get it, he still don’t give a fuck if you know his name or not.

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Continuing with the reference, Aes calls up his cannibalistic cousins to come tour Europe with him. The three did actually play a string of shows together throughout the continent in 2001, along with (who else?) Cip One.

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This is a nod to a line of Vordul Mega’s in the Cannibal Ox song “Battle For Asgard”. Bazooka meaning Ace, of course, as in Bazooka Tooth.

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For several years, mostly in the early 2000’s, the Def Jux clan and the Atoms Fam were very close and shared various members.

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Identifying himself as a “Def Jukie”, a member of the Definitive Jux record label.

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Ace thinks highly of Cip’s scratching skills, “dubplates” referring to 12 inch records.

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"Out the motherfuckers like a real estate agent" (The Pharcyde – I'm That Type of Nigga) | pending

Should be “housing motherfuckers like a real estate agent.” See: the rhyme with “douse,” the fact that real estate agents sell you homes.

"A weirdo but I'm rare though" (A$AP Rocky – Trilla) | pending

It’s a reference to the Hunter S. Thompson quote: “Too weird to live, too rare to die.”

"Yo, birds of the same flock together / Congested on a maj..." (Cannibal Ox – Scream Phoenix) | accepted

In addition, Vast stopping himself reinforces the idea of evolution heavily present in the song. Much like pigeons who evolve into phoenixes, he stops doing the same thing, changes things up, and in doing so is able to progress.

"Is Monty Python" (Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire – The Last Huzzah (Remix)) | rejected

In other words, the song and video for Michael Jackson are meant to be irreverent and jokey.

"Chick bit my head off," (El-P – Dr. Hell No And The Praying Mantus) | accepted

Also a reference to fellatio. She’s a biter…