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This should be good: A crowdsourced project to help people understand rap lyrics. Sort of like Yahoo answers, but for extremely square people. For example:

Top Gun shut down your Firm like Tom Cruise

Term from Song: Woo Ha!! on Album: The Coming by Artist: Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes is declaring that he’s the Top Gun (the best) which is the name of a Tom Cruise movie. He will then metaphorically “shut down your firm” (destroy you). The Firm was also a Tom Cruise movie, where he shut down a corrupt law firm.

Even better, if this lyric confuses you: 

better toss that yayo, keep your bankroll

You are in luck:

Term from Song: 1st of Tha Month on Album: E 1999 Eternal by Artist: Bone Thugs N Harmony

when you’re being chased by the police, take any cocaine you’re carrying out of your pocket and throw it into the bushes or elsewhere so you can get it later, but keep your money because you can’t get in trouble for having that.

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