Selected Annotations / Joseph Osel

[2Pac]<br> Because the spirits, we ain’t even really rappin’, we just letting our dead homies tell stories for us
― Kendrick Lamar – Mortal Man
You plead the fifth<br> I read the Fifth Amendment<br> We both criminals with bad intentions
― Kendrick Lamar – ​untitled 08 | 09.06.2014.
I feel niggas been out of pocket<br> I feel niggas tappin' they pockets<br> I feel like debatin' on who the greatest can stop it
― Kendrick Lamar – FEEL

Wouldn't you know<br> We been hurt, been down before<br> Nigga, when our pride was low<br> Lookin' at the world like, "Where do we go?"
― Kendrick Lamar – Alright

Kendrick Lamar's third studio album
― Genius – An Exegetical Study of "To Pimp A Butterfly"

[2Pac]<br> I think that niggas is tired of grabbin' shit out the stores and next time it’s a riot there’s gonna be, like, uh, bloodshed for real. I don’t think America know that. I think American think we was just playing and it’s gonna be some more playing but it ain’t gonna be no playing. It’s gonna be murder, you know what I’m saying, it’s gonna be like Nat Turner, 1831, up in this muthafucka. You know what I’m saying, it’s gonna happen
― Kendrick Lamar – Mortal Man

Mr. Shakur, can you please explain the meaning<br> Behind your violent lyrics?
― 2Pac – Souljah's Revenge

I've been trapped since birth, cautious ‘cause I'm cursed<br> And fantasies of my family in a hearse<br> And they say it's the White man I should fear<br> But it's my own kind doin' all the killin' here<br> I can't lie, ain't no love for the other side<br> Jealousy inside, make 'em wish I died<br> Oh my Lord, tell me what I'm livin' for<br> Everybody's droppin', got me knockin' on Heaven's door
― 2Pac (Ft. Rappin' 4-Tay) – Only God Can Judge Me

They finally pulled me over and I laughed<br> Remember Rodney King and I blast on his punk ass (I hear ya!)
― 2Pac – Souljah's Revenge

Let me give you the same outcome, separate shooting<br> A white man kill a black we holla persecution
― CyHi The Prynce – Weak People

Why God move the sun without burning his shoulders?
― Flatbush Zombies – Ascension

I'm cold brah, venomous cobra<br> Clutch on my weapon raise from waist to shoulder
― Flatbush Zombies – Ascension
At the age of nineteen I had the coupe no ceiling<br> Selling fruit while I'm bumping number two Lord Willin
― CyHi The Prynce – Cydel Young

I feel like Larenz Tate in the pool hall<br> Right before Terrance Howard lit the Newport
― CyHi The Prynce – Mandela
Cops on my tail, so I bail 'til I dodge 'em<br> They finally pull me over and I laugh<br> "Remember Rodney King?" and I blast on his punk ass<br> Now I got a murder case...
― 2Pac – Soulja's Story

The jewel runners, top tag team for two summers
― Run the Jewels – Jeopardy