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The sad reality of growing up in an underprivileged neighborhood is that you can die at any moment. This theme is explored throughout this album. The whole concept of this song in particular is this unpredictability

AZ references how the lives of people who he knows took tragic turns multiple times throughout his verse

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Nas is rapping in order to give the low income people a good rapper to listen and relate to.

He is putting out his projects for those who are from the projects.

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Unlike other rappers who pretend to be something that they’re not in order to gain fans, Yonas is real.

He truly does care about the music that he makes and what influence he has on kids.

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Yonas Baker, born in 1984, subscribes to the same notion as George Watsky as he says fuck an emcee name, and instead uses his birth name when he raps.

However, the name is also an abbreviation for Yonas' goal as a rapper:
Youth Obviously Need A Savior.

Yonas wishes to accomplish this, thus he has pride in his rap name.

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The neighborhood that Yonas was from is a very violent one. Therefore, whether attempting to start trouble, or attempting to protect oneself from trouble, everyone is associated with shooting guns or carrying knives in one way or another.

This is Yonas giving us further imagery into what his life was like growing up.

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Paradise by Coldplay is the song that is being sampled by Yonas.

If you are interested in the meaning of the original song and how it may relate to this one, just click the blue letters!

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Yonas has positively influenced the lives of so many, causing many of his fans to approach him to inform him.

These people find hope for their future when they listen to Yonas and want to be able to continue to find hope through Yonas for years to come.

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Yonas is not from a city to get involved with as a New York native. Yonas is suggesting that Chief Keef shouldn’t want beef with him.

The idea behind the first four bars is simple:

Chief Keef sucks.

Yonas emphasizes his point by saying that you’d have to pay him to go to a Chief Keef concert.

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Yonas is not about the “frontin' his cash, spendin' it loosely, gettin' into the hottest trends” life.

However he does wand a Mercedes Benz because they are very nice cars and he looks good in one!

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Despite the major set back of losing his grandfather, Yonas refuses to quit rapping. He instead takes it as a motivation to do better.

Now that he has gotten past that, Yonas believes that nothing can stop him.

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"Even now the love can't keep a smile on my face, B" (Wally Left – Came of Age (Happy 18th)) | accepted

I would suggest reformatting this ‘tate. It has a lot of good information in it, but is not aesthetically pleasing.
Try to seperate it into two paragraphs and add an image if you can. I think you’ll find that a user is much more likely to read (and upvote) a pretty annotation versus a boring one.

"Goals of being an artist when only garbage is poppin' off" (Wally Left – Came of Age (Happy 18th)) | pending

add something regarding how this makes the artist feel (ie frustrated)

Make sure that you explain what this means! Right now, it is sort of just reworded.

Also, always add an image!!

"And be dope as spit, crack I could legally sell" (Jon Connor – Soldier) | accepted

make sure that you show the reader that dope is both a word for marijuana and a slang word for good. You don’t want there to be any confusion in what you mean.
You can link the word “dope” to its definition on urbandictionary maybe?

You would do that by putting the word dope in [] these, directly followed by the link in () these.

not a freestyle though

"My posse's been on Broadway," (Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Can't Hold Us) | rejected

this is also a reference to one of his songs off of the unplanned mixtape called ‘Letterhead Remix’ where he says “My posse was on Broadway”

"But you couldn’t tell a thing was off on the surface / An..." (Watsky – Dedicated to Christina Li) | pending

http://www.statehornet.com/remembering-a-friend-journalist/article_48c7daf6-0435-5672-ac45-a90735c0dd1d.html I belive that this is her based off of that line for anyone intrested

"There’s holes in my memory- it isn’t photographic / There..." (Watsky – Dedicated to Christina Li) | accepted

http://www.statehornet.com/remembering-a-friend-journalist/article_48c7daf6-0435-5672-ac45-a90735c0dd1d.html

if this is her the word photographic could be a reference to her intrest in photography

"Top 20 Albums/Mixtapes of 2013" (Rap Genius – Year End Lists - VOTE NOW!) | pending

Acid Rap

"TOP 20 ALBUMS OF 2013" (Rap Genius – Year End Lists - VOTE NOW!) | pending

Cardboard Castles — Watsky

REALLY out there, probably gonna be this album’s only vote