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This is one of the first ever recorded song talking explicitely of drug abuse, hence it can be considered as one of the first hardcore rap.

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Banga!

This is one of the first uses of the word “nigga” in a rap song (Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five had used the word in the 1983 song New York, New York and Ice-T had used it in the 1983 song The Coldest Rap).

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This is competition

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Old-fashioned Ferrari 456, last model to use pop-up headlamps.

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This song comes as an open letter with Pusha T spitting from the heart just as Tupac did on his joint Against All Odds. Both tracks are final on their respective albums.

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On the night of November 30 1994, Tupac Shakur was shot five times at Quad Studios in New York City. The three assailants allegedly attacked him for a robbery, but hey, “Why would they take jewelry and leave the Rolex watch?”. Tupac then accused Sean Combs and Jimmy Henchman for setting the shooting up, which for the latter eventually proved true.

Thug Life!

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“Pute nègre” est l'expression phare du Roi Heenok.
En la reprenant à son compte, Maze se place sous l'égide du Roi et de son collectif G&G. Avant de se faire lui-même traiter de “pute nègre” suite au boeuf avec le Roi.

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Réminiscence de l'Epître aux Romains, 7:18

En effet, je sais que le bien n'habite pas en moi

et 7:24

Qui me délivrera de ce corps de mort ?

Comme il l'indique dans les Mathématiques du Roi Heenok, Ugoboss possédait une Bible qu'on lui a volée.
Depuis lors, sa “bible” est devenue son cahier de paroles.

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La base arrière de Gangster et Gentleman.

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A-t-on encore besoin de présente le Roi Heenok ?

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"It’s me doing perfect dives in the Sicilian sea" (Action Bronson – Rolling Thunder) | accepted

here’s a perfect dive: http://instagram.com/p/kYiL9OF9V6/

"Han ? C'est ton anniversaire, t'entends ? / C'est Noël po..." (Roi Heenok – Viens célébrer) | pending

aucun anglicisme t'entends ?

"Far from elementary but we do this for the children" (Action Bronson – Expensive Pens) | pending

Real rap thang.

"1. Kanye West" (Rap Genius – Hip Hop MVPs of 2013) | rejected

so much Ye dick ridin on this site…

or maybe he’s refering to himself being robbed ha! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaQWTVuCgcw)

"Used to say fuck the police, now I say fuck jail" (Lil Wayne – God Bless Amerika) | pending

I think Brandon’s interpretation is good, but on a more concrete view, this line may refer to the fact that Lil Wayne has grown up and caught an overview on the system that oppress poor Black communitues in the USA, police being the visible part of the iceberg, especially in the ghettos. Surely he’s not saying that now he has decided to follow the law.
If you want to get a clever view over the anti-drugs/prison system, I strongly suggest you to watch Eugene Jarecki’s documentary.

"The West Coast Cosa Nostra under oath 'til it's over" (TDE – BET Cypher 2013) | accepted

First of all La Cosa Nostra is the Sicilian mafia; then I’m almost certain that Kendricks says “La Costa Nostra”, referencing to the Wu-Tang phrase that can be heard in the intro of “Wu-Gambinos” for instance (even tho it’s mispronounced “costra”) or in “Duck Season”. I know there’s a debate about the exact sense of this phrase, but I don’t think anybody have ever thought that the mispronouciation might be on purpose as a pun on “La Cosa Nostra”/“La Costa Nostra” = Our Coast, reppin' the East and assuming that they rule it. If it is so, Kendrick would imply that Black Hippy is the West Coast Wu-Tang, ie the most representative hip-hop group from there.

"If you go to jail it's no calls on the celly-cell" (Dom Kennedy – Hangin') | pending

A pun with Westcoast rapper Celly Cel that opens the rap vets list below.

"Yao Ming" (Rap Genius – Athlete Name Drops in Rap Music) | accepted

Got you stretching like Yao Ming

Danny Brown on No Faces by Tree.