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A mother can only hope that her son will eventually leave the life of a G behind. However, some things never change.

Pac expressed a similar sentiment during this interview while incarcerated at Clinton Correctional Facility. Towards the end, the interviewer comments “I hope that this interview will enlighten a lot of your [fans], particularly the youth.” Pac responded with a harsh reality:

They ain’t gon' be enlightened. They ain’t gon' listen. I didn’t listen, I didn’t listen ‘til I came here. … A hard head make a soft behind, it look five bullets for me to stop to see what was really goin’ on.

http://youtu.be/DjOSof5TSn8?t=36m53s

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Been thinking about a skateboard genius for some time now — could be the kind of resource for people interested in skating to find out, e.g.:

  • What the fuck trick is this? Where/in what video was it filmed?

  • Where to find famous spots:

(could tie into the whole RG maps thing or link to sites like this one in Australia)

  • Background info about skate videos, bios, companies, etc…

If users wanted they could submit their own footy as well. And of course, while my own knowledge is in skating, a similar idea could be applied to boarding and/or biking.

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April 20th, 2014

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April 20th, 2014

Beautiful! great starting points, i especially cosign the idea of skating locales, a trick glossary, famous skater profiles/ skater turned actors, board types, skating history, theres so much!

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This girl’s own mother — who she got her game from — was well known in the city when she was younger, back in the 90s.

Back in 2001, after a court acquittal for gun possession, Sean Combs — who then went by the stage name Puff Daddy — opted to change his name to P. Diddy. It was later shortened to just Diddy and, as luck would have it, shortly after this song came out he changed it back to Puff Daddy.

Though he claims he’s never changed his name and has, in fact, always been Puff Daddy:

https://twitter.com/iamdiddy/status/448267973552119809

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The primary sample that loops throughout the entire track is “Theme From Love Story” by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles off their 1972 album Flying High Together:

http://youtu.be/2jtcWV9L1aw?t=15s

The opening lines “There is no greater love than what I feel for you” may have been inspired by a classic jazz standard titled “There is no Greater Love” — peep Billie Holiday’s 1947 rendition (one of the earliest recorded) and note the similarity:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYDAf4oDrkU

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Referencing the phrase “a house is not a home” meaning that a loving family — rather than the physical building — makes a home.

Luther Vandross released a now famous cover of Dionne Warwick’s song, “A House Is Not A Home” on his debut album in 1981.

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A play on the homophones “hollow cost” (as in the price for hollow-tip bullets) and The Holocaust — the systematic genocide of the jews by Nazi Germany leading up to, and during, WWII.

Rather than calling ourselves the “new slaves”, Add-2’s saying it’s more like we’re the “new Jews”, given the widespread prevalence of gangs & gun violence in low socioeconomic urban centres.

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These excerpts were taken from an address given by Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam. Peep the full address here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVZkfpuqGj4

The first excerpt (“You can’t walk… …and their children”) was taken from 4:24 and the second excerpt (“Your problem is…”) was taken from 7:27.

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The Guy Fawkes mask (named after a well-known member of the Gunpowder Plot — a failed assassination attempt of King James I in 1605) was popularized in the film V For Vendetta and is also associated with the group of activists/hacktivists known as Anonymous.

The mask was also seen predominantly during the Occupy movement, in which Kweli participated:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGARxhHqimM

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The phrase “all eyes on me” means that everyone’s paying attention to Add-2. Someone looking through a peephole has definitely got their eye on you…

…though this line is also a play on 2Pac’s famous album All Eyez On Me:

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Add-2’s grandmother, who was 93 when his More Missed Calls mixtape was released in 2013, suffers from dementia — a form of neurodegenerative disease that causes progressively worsening cognitive ability. Over time, those suffering tend to lose their memory and the ability to think clearly.

In this video, Andre elaborates on his relationship with his grandmother, including the importance he places on his family as a whole and his responsibilities helping to look after her.

http://youtu.be/LXp1lkCeGeY?t=3m10s

Much of this verse surrounds Andre’s struggle to come to grips with his grandmother’s condition, emphasizing the duality between the happiness his family brings him and the struggle of slowly watching his grandmother’s health decline.

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"Blackstrap molasses in the backpack" (Wale – Sunshine (Remix)) | accepted

After all, Common IS the black molasses :)

"Got a pair of pants with 4 pockets, 15K in each of 'em / ..." (Jim Jones – 60 Rackz (Remix)) | accepted

while 15,000 + 15,000 = 15,000 + 15,000 is a valid statement I’m pretty sure that ‘=’ is meant to be a ‘+’ :)

(I could also have just changed it myself but thought that leaving a comment would be more fun)

"Where the fuck is Matt Lauer at? Somebody get Katie Couri..." (Chance The Rapper – Pusha Man/Paranoia) | pending

Chance addressed this and the preceding lines in an interview with Arsenio Hall, saying with regards to the Chiraq/Katrina comparison:

It’s a great metaphor for a bunch of black people struggling and everybody romanticizing it and making music about it. We got a couple of news reports about it but nobody’s really — as far as outside help — really helping us.

In the interview, Chance does bring up a positive note that Chi-Town’s murder rate in 2013 was actually lower than in 2012, and hopes this will continue into 2014.

http://youtu.be/SXYEIa0HFFA?t=2m49s

"Ya Bish" (Rap Genius – Ad-libs Explained) | accepted

“Ya bish” is such a well known ad-lib that it has its own website with a guide to explain its meaning.

"Tweakin" (Rap Genius Editors – Chicago Slang Dictionary) | accepted

Chance also apologized to Sway for tweaking when he was late to the show:

http://youtu.be/fmHlxpnYlGk?t=33s

"Lean all on the square / That's a fuckin' rhombus" (Chance The Rapper – Smoke Again) | accepted

Chano actually used a very similar line on an unreleased track called “Something Bout Us” off the album Good Enough from back in his Instrumentality days with J-Emcee. That line went:

Yo, I see you chilling on some pompous shit
Laid back with the squares like rhombuses

"Buzzing like a game of operation with Parkinsons" (Chance The Rapper – Family) | accepted

Chance actually used this line once before on the track “Somewhere, Nowhere USA” back when he was part of the duo Instrumentality with J-Emcee.

@RealGameEnt: The whole point of RG is that we can add lyrics and annotate them as a community — as such, if you find errors in the lyrics please feel free to go ahead and fix them yourself, you have that power! You’ll notice that for most songs, more than one user has contributed to the lyrics. Peace.

I always thought the production on this track was amazing — the way the beat changes instantaneously at the end of each verse, right when Kdot says “she got ADHD/that ADHD crazy”, is like a musical interpretation of actual ADHD, completely changing focus like that. Brilliant.

"Fried chicken's tasteless and watermelon's racist nigga" (Lupe Fiasco – Untitled) | pending

Watermelon” was also a track off Com’s Resurrection album, the same album that “Communism” came from.