Only way you catch an F/ To the A-B, it’s in the May-B, rolling with my baby/ Gripping on a toy that you won’t find at KB
Fab is too illustrious and famous to be caught in the streets. But in those rare occasions you do see him, you’ll most likely spot him cruising in the Maybach while gripping on a toy. Don’t confuse this toy with something that toddlers are going to run into KB Toys for. This isn’t Tickle Me Elmo or Legos. This toy is something you need to get from your local gun dealer or a 3D printer. That is because Fabulous is talking about a gun. Even with his fame and Maybach, Fab is compelled to carry a weapon with him in case people are out to steal his baby.
Since KB Toys is now out of business, we shouldn’t expect anyone to run off to the store and look for this toy that Fab is speaking off. The oblivious ones that don’t understand rap lyrics can go to Toys R Us.
Who knew dude that loved apple pies from McDonalds/ Would soon be the boss of the Big Apple? Ya know!
Jay Z has mentioned before that he used to eat the $1 for 2 Apple Pies at McDonalds. McDonald is most likely not the type of food that Hov will eat these days. But at the time of his hustler, “trying to make it days”, these cheap apple pies probably got him through the day. That little bit of struggle, and sugar rush, eventually paid off. Years later, Jigga Man is now one of the most influential people from New York City. He went from apple pies to the Big Apple.
I wonder what the outcome would have been if he had Wendy’s Frostys instead.
New crib, watch a movie cause ain’t nothin on the news but the blues/ Hit the mall, pick up some Gucci, now ain’t nothing new but your shoes
Many human beings do whatever they can to suppress negative emotions. We are bombarded by depressing news stories, so we decide to watch movies in order to escape from reality. We see so many people living these glamorous lives (especially on TV), so we spend our money on the latest high end fashions. We focus our attention on the new crib, movies and shoes they we get. But at the end of the day, are these really changing our lives for the long term? Are they making us happy or are they just ways to cope with reality and self-esteem issues?
There is nothing wrong with wanting to watch a movie or buying new products. But hopefully it doesn’t become an obsession with movies (and the stars in them) and buying the latest shoes.
He gives me powder, he has faith in Nas’ ambitions to distribute coke/ Had addictions to gold chains, Mercedes Benz hopes, but I’m again broke/ This shit ain’t cut for me, other dealers, they up their orders/ Barely at 62s, they already up to quarters/ They out there every day, some true hustlers for you/ I’m at it half way, none of my customers are loyal
Nas details the dichotomies between a low level drug pusher versus a more experienced veteran. As a newbie dealer, the hopes and ambitions to make it big and own a Mercedes clouds the mind of a young hustler. The motivation is there, but at the same time you are competing with other dealers that have more experience and loyal customers. Though that Mercedes Benz is inspiring the young dealer, it may take a lot of time and experience until you are making the big bucks like the established hustlers. Without the loyal customers, there will be no luxurious cars or gold chains.
The drug game can help young kids in impoverished areas make quick cash. But is the Mercedes worth it at the end of the day?
Nickel Nina nigga Twitter beefing/ First rapper that shot a fan/ Gucci’s my absolute state of mind like Waka’s man
You gotta love Royce Da 5’9″. He is never one to shy away from a Twitter beef. Whether you are a rapper, critic or disgruntled fan, you better beware if you are talking shit. This guy is about his business and haters are not on his mind. The main thing he is thinking about is Gucci. Just like Waka Flocka Flame’s state of mind, which is also about Gucci. Except in Royce’s case, it’s about the luxury fashion brand. For Waka, it’s about Gucci Mane. Or at least it was around 2011. Ironically, Waka also had a Twitter beefing moment of his own and is not too down with Radric Davis. So Royce and Waka sure have a lot in common with Twitter beefing and a Gucci state of mind.
Whatever the case, this double entendre is extremely fitting.
Got friends on facebook, all over the worrrld/ Not sure what that means, they tell me it’s goooood
Eminem is the best selling artist of the last decade. He has won almost every major award and earned the accolades and respect of all his peers. It’s interesting that one of the most bankable artists in the struggling music industry manages to have a strong social media presence across various outlets. He has garnered over 77 Million Likes on Facebook and 16 million followers on Twitter. he has all of those followers even with very little social activity (the Twitter page only has 266 tweets after more than 4 years).
Though it may be different for newer artists trying to break into the industry, perhaps musicians don’t need to heavily rely on social media in order to be liked and have people interested in you. Maybe the music will speak for itself.
This ain’t, no Oscars or MTV, or Joan Rivers fashion police/ Not what you read in tabloid sheets/ These are MC’s that live by the code, it’s hard for me to spit it/ Because the game was supposed to be sold, we live it/ Came from the streets we the voice of the youth/ America’s nightmare was given a mic booth
Rap music is still a relatively new genre in the history of music. The rawness and unapologetic vocals from some of rap’s greatest spitters have transcended the genre into an epic, multi-million dollar industry. Nas explains that the music he lives by and delivers is the actual life he lives. However, this can sometimes conflict with the actual industry, considering rap music was made to be sold to the masses. It was made to be sold to mainstream America and MTV. In fact, MTV had a lot to do with it’s mainstream growth during the early nineties, thanks to the glitzy videos. The problem is that the type of lyrics that Nas delivers isn’t necessarily catering to an MTV audience. His lyrics and music are mostly for those youth that come from the tough life on the streets. That tough life is what inspired Nas and made America’s nightmare become a reality—African-Americans succeeding in America.
All thanks to a mic booth. Too bad that reality can be too much for MTV and the Oscars.