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Shad is about the playing the music more and the theatrics less. He also raps less meaningless junk, making sure to have a message behind everything he puts out.

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O'hene
March 14th, 2014

Greetings, I want to thank you for your support. I also wanted to know how this site works, if random people give the reviews? I saw the review of Just another day which quite frankly seems to have come from someone with absolutely no musical knowledge whatsoever (just saying). Also I would like for you to join me and the tribe on facebook. Reach out anytime and be sure to mention that you come from this site so I’ll know. B/

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Shad carries on with the temperature theme, with his hot lyrics literally burning up the instrumental he’s rhyming on until it’s nothing more than ashes. He then sells these ashes (the song) to make money.

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It was pretty easy for Shad to pass grad school, but he realizes that in pop culture today looking smart and having degrees isn’t hip.

A play on the theme of temperature, relating a cool breeze (how easily he passed), a thermostat (what is popular), being cool (both temperature and popularity), and degrees (measurement, certifications) back into the story.

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Sampling Geechi Suede’s line in Camp Lo’s “Luchini (This is It)”, off of their praised Uptown Saturday Night album.

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Shad was so nervous and so embarrassed that he actually blushed. He must really have been embarrassed as Shad has a darker skin tone, therefore making it harder for the red to come through.

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Shad mastered the art of dubbing over cassettes with a specific selection of songs and giving them to his crush, making sure every song held a meaning.

This song itself appeared on Shad’s compilation/mixtape Besides.

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Shad claims that he has been as sexual as music legend/sex crazed bachelor Rick James since he was 12. Ya, for sure Shad!

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Shad has fantasized for years that actress Natalie Portman would be his lady and have his mixed-race baby, seeing as she is white and Shad is black.

Unlucky for him, Natalie Portman was pregnant at the time of this song’s release with her first child Aleph Portman-Millepied. Shad still dreams of getting with her one day, believing that it will taste better than a slab of barbecued ribs. One only wishes.

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Mike was born in Adamsville, a predominantly African-American neighborhood on the west side of Atlanta, Georgia. He then lists off neighbouring areas in the ATL.

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If you’re lucky enough to survive Mike, you’ll end up talking about him to Catholic Priests in confessionals, citing him as the reason for your depression.

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Jake
December 11th, 2013

Mike suggests that he will be confessing the sin of violence upon you. ‘This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you.’ Ok, maybe not quite.

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This could also be a subtle jab at rapper 2 Chainz, who is known for his materialistic lyrics which Lecrae doesn’t agree with. Last year, under his new moniker 2 Chainz, he released a mixtape entitled T.R.U. Realigion, where he is wearing all denim. This could in fact be a triple entendre.

"Right now, someone wishes they were you and I" (Fort Minor – Right Now) | pending

Someone out their is idolizing these rappers, wishing they can move from their poor, impoverished life into the life of luxury that is associated with rappers.

"Last night we cried tears of joy / This morning they were..." (Slaughterhouse – Truth Or Truth, Pt. 1) | accepted

Also, the beat of this song is Rick Ross' “Tears of Joy” off his Teflon Don album.

"In that SL playing SLV" (Slaughterhouse – Who I Am) | pending

“In that SL” refers to the Mercedes SL, a high end coupe.

"Like eating dead birds, trust the pharmacy over herbs" (Ghostface Killah – Mighty Healthy) | accepted

Getting deeper in the subject of race, Ghost is saying black people don’t understand what they’re doing and make bad choices; eating fried chicken and abusing over-the-counter drugs.

"Got a table full of liquor, somethings gotta hit the spot..." (Slaughterhouse – Place to Be) | accepted

A play of words, referencing Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Put Em On The Glass while talking about a girl getting wild when drugs and alcohol are mixed.

"Thank God for the one-two cadence" (Slaughterhouse – Our House) | accepted

Also, cadence is another word for “flow”. Nickel it thanking God for gifting him with his flow.

"When we rap this Jack Frost we outline the track chalk" (Slaughterhouse – Our House) | accepted

Jakk Frost is also a rapper who was known to body beats, Royce respects.

"The third rail" (MF DOOM – Red & Gold) | accepted

Also, in this interview, DOOM states that when he’s rhyming in his King Geedorah moniker, he tends to rhyme things that have to do with 3s, the same amount of heads that the original godzilla villain of the same name has.

In that particular style I was using, I was the character King Ghidra, from Monster Island. He’s a three-headed dragon, so on one of his styles is the parables of three, like flippin verses in parables of three, and using things like three syllables.”

"Look out for Jackson 5-0 cause they on foot" (Ghostface Killah – Shakey Dog) | rejected

No, if anything, he’s punning Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s name, who Wu'Tang had a beef with around this time (mostly GZA). He’s associating 50’s name with the cops.