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Blu’s birth name is Johnson Barnes

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Both hooks consist of Blu shouting out the deceased, most of which are rappers. Here’s the first three he shouts out:

J Dilla

Proof

O.D.B. (Ol' Dirty Bastard)

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The Oed definition of glorious is:

1. Boastful; ostentatious, fond of splendour; proud, haughty; vainglorious

Knowing that Blu’s stepfather is a pastor, we can assume that he was very exposed to Christianity and the bible, throughout which God is often associated with glory. With this, and the last line of the song, we know that Blu means this in a boastful, yet spiritual way.

Also, the spelling of the song GloryUs should be recognized as suggesting that we are all glorious in one way or another.

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The valedictorian is a student in a graduation class, usually with the highest ranking academic achievements, who gets to say a speech during the graduation ceremony.

Instead of getting high grades in public school, Blu was attending a different institution.

Check out Yeezy’s “valedictorian” line

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I found this sample back in May 2013 on the night after my last final. I was going to go out and celebrate, but I just bought a bottle of wine and did some digging, only to stumbled upon this gem of a Charlie Haden sample.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tpStDMWaRI

I had pretty much finished the beat that night, planning on keeping for myself. A month later I moved into an apartment in Big Indian, NY with Storms and I was playing him a lot of beats, and once he heard it he just started writing; I knew then it had to be a C.I. song. We wrote our verses that night, and laid them down the next day.

Also, the cover art for the song is a pic of the lake next to our spot.

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T-Dot is slang for Toronto, the capital of the Canadian province of Ontario.

Vic also states he averages 15 girls in his van at a time, which hopefully isn’t the same van he ditched last time.

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I view the “Jennifer Lawrence, you could really get it” line as a double entendre.

1) Drake is saying that he would bang Jennifer Lawrence (as it has already been stated)

2) Because she’s the lead actress of the movie, she more than others should catch the reference in the previous line.

I look at it as if someone (like Rihanna) were to try and say “wtf, you wanna bang her too now?” he could be like “nahh, I was saying she could really get the previous line because it’s her movie, not the D” or something.

I’m aware this line is speculative, but I wanted to put it out there as a suggestion.

Though she erroneously neglects to specify the difference between female sexuality and exploitation, and at times strays unnecessarily from her argument, I ultimately find her intentions and understanding to be in the right. That being said, that she considered her reaction to a college kid discovering her porn-star alter ego to be “unthinkable” is absurd. If I were to bet on someone most likely to figure that out, It’d be a freshman frat boy.

"Ctrl+shift+space starts/stops the music player on pages" (Rap Genius Editors – Style & Formatting Guidelines) | pending

You you use a mac like me and ctrl+shift+space doesn’t work, try ctrl+shift+m.

"Them niggas pissed, need potty training / They movement s..." (Chance The Rapper – Smoke Again) | accepted

Broadly, Soulo states other rapper’s groups or movements are whack, but the punchline takes the statement literally as moving shit.

As much as I want to believe Banksy is referencing Drake, to infer that Banksy is enough of a Drake aficionado to implicitly create a piece about a broken-hearted strip clubber on his birthday feels like a shot in the dark. That being said, it does ride the thin line between coincidental and intentional.

“Just bring your friend, both of us’ll eat her”

That’s fuckin gross

"And I'm more scared every time, word to my speed and vent..." (Angel Haze – Cleaning Out My Closet) | pending

“…every time ‘word to’ my speed…”

"Smokin' drug, rollin' dice and white linen" (Action Bronson – Strictly 4 My Jeeps (Remix)) | rejected

Smoking [shit]

Considering that Gambino isn’t rapping, nor did he produce the song, has anyone figured out why this is on the mix tape? Is it just promotion for Ghostface through Gambino?

"My drink spill on me, while I feel on you / I'm saying" (J. Cole – Power Trip) | accepted

Or, he’s so stuck on her that while he physically feels on her, he clumsily spills his drink on himself.