100 Most Upvoted Annotations

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Every annotation is like a student enrolled at Rap Genius. The following annotations sit at the popular kids' table even though they didn’t dress that way in middle school and those kids like them for all the wrong reasons and they totally haven’t “grown out of” playing Pokemon cards—as if!

Group H: 50 Shades of Upvotes

58 Upvotes

Jesus called, he said he’s sick of the disses
I told him to quit bitching, this isn’t a fucking hotline

from Tyler the Creator, Yonkers

58 Upvotes

Earl puts the “ass” in “assassin”
from Earl Sweatshirt, Earl… Earl

58 Upvotes

I threw a wish in the well/ Don’t ask me, I’ll NEVER tell
from Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe

58 Upvotes

You signed to one nigga that signed to another nigga
That’s signed to three niggas, now that’s bad luck

from Pusha T, Exodus 23:1,

which was in response to:

58 Upvotes

I’m a alien, I hope you ain’t the Prince of Bel Air,
from Lil Wayne, Goulish (Pusha T Diss)

58 Upvotes

If I told you I killed a nigga at 16, would you believe me?/ Or see me to be innocent Kendrick you seen in the street
from Kendrick Lamar, m.A.A.d city

59 Upvotes

Had a dream I was king, I woke up still king
from Bad Meets Evil, Lighters

59 Upvotes

Have you ever had sex with a pharaoh?
Put the pussy in a sarcophagus

Here, he offers to “beat the pussy up” (aggressively make love) until he “kills” the pussy, which will be put to rest in its Egyptian tomb. There is also a pun here on the propensity of ancient Egyptians to mummify and bury cats in the same way they did people
from Kanye West, Monster

59 Upvotes

Braids like I’m O-Dog
Verified by ASAP Rocky, 1 Train

59 Upvotes

My friend is by my right
from Rebecca Black, Friday

Group G: The 60/60 Experience

60 Upvotes

I won’t sugar coat it/ You’d die from diabetes if these other niggas wrote it
from Kendrick Lamar, Hiipower

60 Upvotes

Man, I got so much shit up on my plate dawg
Verified by Schoolboy Q, Blessed

60 Upvotes

What she order, fish filet?
from Kanye West, Niggas in Paris

61 Upvotes

Pull up your trousers this world is Mario find a realm
And you up against Bowser

Verified by Hodgy Beats, Rolex

61 Upvotes

Fat motherfucker
from Rick Ross, Monster

61 Upvotes

You getting blackmailed for that white girl

Quadruple Entendre:
The most literal interpretation that fits the storyline of the song: her brother’s got dirt on her, and it’s all the coke she’s been snorting…

from Kanye West, Blame Game

62 Upvotes

Fall back like Lebron’s hairline against the Mavericks, he lost
from Tyler the Creator, Martians vs. Goblins

You love basketball humor. For instance:

63 Upvotes

The Nets could go 0 for 82 and I’d look at you like this shit gravy
from Jay-Z, Niggas in Paris

63 Upvotes

Ball so hard mothafuckas want to fine me
from Kanye West, Niggas in Paris

63 Upvotes

I’m with your girlfriend eating chips
Um, stop the beat, bitch

from Taco, Tina

63 Upvotes

I am the truest; name a rapper that I ain’t influenced

How Illmatic reoriented rap towards gritty East Coast sounds, and away from West Coast gangster stylings.
How Jay-Z sampled his songs on his first two albums.
How Biggie stole the concept of his album cover.
How he got AZ a record deal with one guest verse…

from Nas, Ether

63 Upvotes

Pour up drank, head shot Explaindrank
Sit down drank, stand up drank
Pass out drank, wake up drank
Faded drank, faded drank

from Kendrick Lamar, Swimming Pools (Drank)

63 Upvotes

Why every rapper named “Big” got bodied?
But every rapper named “Sean” got money?
Well I guess my chances are 50/50
But my vision is 20/20 so I be counting a hundred 100’s

Notorious B.I.G., Big Pun, Big L…Dead.
Jay-Z (Shawn Carter), Diddy (Sean Combs)…Money.

from Big Sean, All of the Lights (Remix)

64 Upvotes

Verse 3: Rick Ross
from that one time we explained how Rick Ross wound up on Monster

64 Upvotes

Triple-homicide, I sit in the back aisle
I wanna crack a smile when I see him
Throw up a fist for Black Power, cause all we want is his freedom
He grabbed a court officer’s gun and started squeezin'

The story is based on the trial of two people I knew who got locked up — Free High and Worm. Worm is the one who threw up the fist, and Free High grabbed the court officer’s gun.
Verified by Nas, Get Down

65 Upvotes

You blame your own shortcomings on sex and race
The mafia, homosexuals and all the Jews
It’s hogwash point of views, stereotypical
Anti-Semitic like the foul words Gibson spewed
And it’s pathetic

Verified by Nas, Back When

65 Upvotes

And Eminem murdered you on your own shit
from Nas, Ether

65 Upvotes

You might think you’ve peeped the scene
You haven’t, the real one’s far too mean

from Nicki Minaj, Dark Fantasy

65 Upvotes

Hook: 2 Chainz, Drake, and A$AP Rocky
from that time we compared Lupe’s Bitch Bad to Fuckin Problems.

And since we’re on the topic:

66 Upvotes

And maybe other rhyming words like cabbage and savage
And baby carriage and other things that match it

from Lupe Fiasco, Bitch Bad

67 Upvotes

Compton, U.S.A. made Me an Angel on Angel Dust, what
from Kendrick Lamar, m.A.A.d city

68 Upvotes

Your stare was holding
from Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe

68 Upvotes

A tornado flew around my room before you came
from Frank Ocean, Thinking Bout You

69 Upvotes

I don’t even know what that means
(No one knows what it means, but it’s provocative)
No it’s not, it’s gross (Gets the people going)

from Will Ferrell and Jon Heder, Niggas in Paris

69 Upvotes

I pray to God this beat is good enough for Shyne
If not J. Cole, your shit is trash
But at least my opinion just made everyone laugh

from Kendrick Lamar, The Jig is Up (Dump,n)

69 Upvotes

Yo, yo
from Joey BADA$$, Pro Era Kings

69 Upvotes

The square root of 69 is 8 something, right?
Cause I’ve been tryna work it out

from Drake, What’s My Name

Holy shit, this line has 69 upvotes! Nobody move! Let’s admire what the Rap Gods have made for us.

Group F: Here’s another hit, Barry Bonds

70 Upvotes

My Santa Claus was missing, catch you slippin' then it’s Christmas/ Motherfuck a wishlist, my ghetto was ambition
Verified by ASAP Rocky, Long. Live. A$AP

71 Upvotes

Lookin' at rappers like “what the fuck you got a deal for?!”
from J. Cole, Sideline Story

71 Upvotes

Making crack rocks outta pussy nigga fishbones
from Tyler the Creator, Yonkers

71 Upvotes

Hook: A$AP Rocky
Verified by ASAP Rocky, explaining his approach to the Long. Live. A$AP hook

71 Upvotes

Life is good, life is good
Verified by Nas, Summer on Smash

72 Upvotes

chain the color of Akon/ Black diamonds
from 2 Chainz, Mercy

(It’s difficult to type while making an awkward turtle).

72 Upvotes

I made it so I’m chillin' now
Transparent ceiling now

Verified by Nas, Maybach Curtains

72 Upvotes

But I feel like I’m 6'8"
from Bad Meets Evil, Lighters

73 Upvotes

Bye Rihanna.. now back to y'all fools
from Eminem, BET Shady 2.0 Cypher

74 Upvotes

Majin Buu
from Frank Ocean, Pink Matter

If you have the word “majin” in your email address, we were probably friends in grade school.

75 Upvotes

Yeah, this album is dedicated
To all the teachers that told me I’d never amount to nothing

from The Notorious B.I.G., Juicy

This upvote is for all the teachers who said I’d never make it blogging. Bitches!

75 Upvotes

Yeah, I say
Bitch bad, woman good, lady better
Hey, hey
Hey, hey

Verified by Lupe Fiasco, Bitch Bad

My apologies for using “bitch.”

75 Upvotes

I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death
Verified by Nas, N.Y. State of Mind

75 Upvotes

I’m an overachiever, so how about I start a team of leaders
from Tyler the Creator, Yonkers

75 Upvotes

Snap back, see my cut through the holes

A triple entendre:
1. Jay is wearing a snap back hat which is cocked back at the front and you can see his haircut through the hole in the back (he grows his hair out when recording albums
)

from Jay-Z, Otis

77 Upvotes

Put the chrome to your dome, make you sweat like Keith
from ASAP Rocky, Fuckin Problems

77 Upvotes

7am
from Rebecca Black, Friday

I love this annotation so much.

77 Upvotes

And if I die before your album drop I hope —
from Kendrick Lamar, Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst

77 Upvotes

Im ballin', Amar'e
A nick sold in the park then I want in
What’s a king without a crown, nigga?

from Pusha T, New God Flow

77 Upvotes

And I’m peerless, that means I’m eyeless
Which means I’m tearless, which means my iris
Resides where my ears is, which means I’m blinded
But I'mma find it, I can feel its nearness
But I'mma veer so

from Lupe Fiasco, Dumb it Down

This annotation is responsible for about half of my Rap IQ.

77 Upvotes

Everybody gon' respect the shooter
But the one in front of the gun lives forever

from Kendrick Lamar, Money Trees

Yes, at this point, I have “from Kendrick Lamar” copied into my clipboard, in case you were wondering.

79 Upvotes

She said, “‘Ye, can we get married at the mall?"
I said, "Look, you need to crawl 'fore you ball
Come and meet me in the bathroom stall
And show me why you deserve to have it all”

from Kanye West, Niggas in Paris

Group E: 80’s Upvote Machine

80 Upvotes

Whoa, make the ground move
That’s an ass quake

from Big Sean, Mercy

81 Upvotes

Lamborghini angels
Lamborghini angels
Lamborghini angels
Halos down with the doors flapping when they came through
Halos down with the doors flapping when they came through

Verified by Lupe Fiasco, Lamborghini Angels

Genius breakdown by Lupe.

82 Upvotes

What if a dream was reality and reality was a dream?
Verified inception reference by Kendrick Lamar, Dreams

83 Upvotes

‘Ello, 'ello, 'ello, hello white America, assassinate my character
from Kanye West, Gotta Have It

84 Upvotes

She eyeing me like a nigga don’t exist
Girl, I know you want this di—

from Kendrick Lamar, Fuckin Problems

You like upvoting, that’s your fucking problem.

84 Upvotes

Talkin ’bout baby money? I got your baby money
Kidnap your bitch, get that “how-much-you-love-your-lady” money

from Lil Wayne, It’s Good

85 Upvotes

RapGenius.com is white devil sophistry
from Kool A.D., Middle of the Cake

Kool A.D. would later release a track titled Rap Genius. Beef = squashed

86 Upvotes

And for that girl who never made it home, shot in the dome
How they gon' kill that beautiful sista

Verified by Nas, Accident Murderers

88 Upvotes

I pray my dick get big as the Eiffel Tower
So I can fuck the world for seventy two hours

from Kendrick Lamar, Backseat Freestyle

89 Upvotes

Ayo, lyrical miracle spiritual individual criminal
Subliminal in your swimming pool

Em makes fun of a nerdy, “underground”-style flow
from Eminem, BET Shady 2.0. Cypher

89 Upvotes

So I ball so hard mothafuckas wanna fine me, first niggas gotta find me/ What’s 50 grand to a mothafucka like me, can you please remind me
from Jay-Z, Niggas in Paris

One of my bucket-list goals is to watch an episode of Deal or No Deal, where Howie Mandel tells the contestant, “I just got off the phone with the banker and he says, What’s 50 grand to a motherfucker like me, can you please remind me?” But this is why I write blogs about annotations and not the actual annotations themselves

Group D: Upvote Like It’s 1999

90 Upvotes

Don’t ignore me nigga, fuck your glory nigga, this bullshit…
from Kendrick Lamar, Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst

91 Upvotes

New York streets where killers will walk like Pistol Pete

Damn never thought anyone would get this one…
Verified by Nas, Get Down

97 Upvotes

Fucking with Stretch from Live Squad
I could’ve died the same night that Stretch died
I just got out of his ride
He dropped me off and drove to Springfield
November thirtieth, another Queens king killed

Verified by Nas, A Queens Story

99 Upvotes

Yeah! Drizzy, yo' turn, nigga!
Take Care of the business, nigga (shine on these niggas)
Give these niggas the business, nigga!
Kill spray anything in the way, nigga, fuck ‘em, we don’t love 'em!

from Birdman, We’ll Be Fine

I got 99 upvotes and a bitch ain’t a word that Lupe Fiasco condones.

Group C: 1Hunna

101 Upvotes

…and if you don’t know, now you know
from The Notorious B.I.G., Juicy

That’s the motto.

102 Upvotes

It go Halle Berry or hallelujah
from Kendrick Lamar, Money Trees

102 Upvotes

Catch me in my Mercedes, bumpin' Ice Ice Baby
Screamin' Shady ‘til I die, like a half a pair of dice, life’s crazy

from Bad Meets Evil, Fast Lane

102 Upvotes

Before you came into my life, I missed you so bad
I wish you know that I missed you so so bad

from Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe

“Call me sometime” — Fun Dad

104 Upvotes

I’ll guarantee they scream, “Dre, don’t leave us like that man!” cause
from Dr. Dre, I Need A Doctor

108 Upvotes

Nas the Don, Nas the Don, Nas the Don, Nas the Don
Nas the Don, Nas the Don, Nas the Don, Nas the Don

Verified by Nas the Don and Tom the Don, Nas The Don

108 Upvotes

Psycho: I’m liable to go Michael, take your pick
Jackson, Tyson, Jordan, Game 6

from Jay-Z, Niggas In Paris

Group C: A little under 150, like a Welterweight

111 Upvotes

(What you think of Hayley Williams?) Fuck her, Wolf Haley robbing ‘em/ I’ll crash that fucking airplane that that faggot nigga B.o.B is in
from Tyler the Creator, Yonkers

111 Upvotes

Lead shower, Anna Pebble hour bitch stand the rain

ANNA PEBBLE HAD A SONG CALLED “I CANT STAND THE RAIN”
Verified by Kendrick Lamar, Black Lip Bastard (Remix)

111 Upvotes

I’m a fucking walking paradox, no I’m not
from Tyler the Creator, Yonkers

I upvoted this. (No I didn’t).

116 Upvotes

Bitch, real G’s move in silence like lasagna
from Lil Wayne, 6 Foot 7 Foot

128 Upvotes

Verse 3: Kendrick Lamar
Verified annotation from ASAP Rocky about collaborating with Kendrick

129 Upvotes

I’m done
from Chris Brown, Look At Me Now

130 Upvotes

We don’t like to do too much explaining
from Drake, Started From The Bottom

130 Upvotes

My bitch suck dick like she suck dick
from Tyler the Creator, Bitch Suck Dick

What have I learned from the last three annotations? Brevity is everything.

141 Upvotes

They know

After saying it 31 times, you’d hope they know…
from Drake, Headlines

148 Upvotes

Got my niggas in Paris and they going gorillas, huh
from Kanye West, Niggas in Paris

Group B: 150, 2Hunna

161 Upvotes

Is Pious ‘cause God loves pious?

Probably a rap first: a reference to Plato’s Euthyphro
The Euthyphro dilemma arises when Socrates asks Euthyphro, “Is the pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods?” In other words, (i) do the gods love something because it is pious or (ii) is something pious because the gods love it? Socrates and Euthyphro both agree that (i) is true, but Socrates argues that if (ii) is also true and something is pious because the gods love it then (i) and (ii) together would yield a self-perpetuating cycle in which the gods love the pious because it is the pious and the pious are only pious because the gods love it

from Jay-Z, No Church in the Wild

170 Upvotes

(That shit cray, that shit cray, that shit cray)

Despite HEAVY traffic on Twitter about some British crime lords named Kray, it’s quite apparent from Jay’s pronunciation of “crazy” in his verse (and the spelling in the lyric book) that “cray” is just a truncated version of the word “crazy”.
from Jay-Z, Niggas in Paris

210 Upvotes

Rap Genius’ll decode it for me
Homie

I’m not quite sure what he’s saying here
from Ab-Soul, Only 1

215 Upvotes

Back stroke every day in Chicago

back stroke. playing on the word swimming pool. him drowning in a pool of liquor in Chicago.
Verified by Kendrick Lamar, Swimming Pools (Drank)

253 Upvotes

She got a big booty so I call her Big Booty

Perhaps a reference to Voltaire’s Candide Introduction, in which the principal female character’s name is Cunegonde (which is Persian for “big booty”)
from 2 Chainz, Birthday Song

Group A: 3Hunna! 3Hunna!

Now I done grew up
Round some people living their lifes in bottles

This song is about me reminiscing about my years a kid witnessing a housing that indulged adults in alcohol. So much alcohol that it could fill a swimming pool. Eventually that me reminising became a reality when i became an adult.
Verified from Kendrick Lamar, Swimming Pools (Drank)