<<AUDIO>> JAY-Z "BROOKLYN GO HARD" new joint produced by KANYE WEST

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 9 years ago '04        #61
Dash420 21 heat pts21
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it was decent...should have left the chic solo part off though..she brought the track down
 9 years ago '06        #62
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 Jamaro85 said:
Someone break this down, please, aside from the obvious.



I like the wordplay with Jackie Robinson's name. Then running base/drugs dodging the pen(itentiary). Or you can take it as when he's on the job, rhyming, he doesn't write.

But how does that link with Jackie Robinson, other than "running bases" in baseball? "Except I dodge the pen", I'm guessing it has something to do with Jackie Robinson not dodging a "pen". A bullpen for pitchers doesn't make much sense either.

I guess I'm just missing something and I'm trying to see why these lines are getting so much praise. If I'm "looking too deep" into it then I guess it ain't as amazing as people are making it out to be
It's more than him being on the job, rhyming. He runs the bass, meaning the bass-line I guess.

I guess that's what you call a triple entendre then...

I didn't quite get the part with Jackie Robinson not dodging the pen either though. Maybe penalty or something? Or "pin" as in pin-stripes as in Yankees?

Sickest line of the year though, regardless. Saved the whole song lyrically (the beat is tough anyway).
 9 years ago '04        #63
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 diVERSEity said:
It's more than him being on the job, rhyming. He runs the bass, meaning the bass-line I guess.

I guess that's what you call a triple entendre then...

I didn't quite get the part with Jackie Robinson not dodging the pen either though. Maybe penalty or something? Or "pin" as in pin-stripes as in Yankees?

Sickest line of the year though, regardless. Saved the whole song lyrically (the beat is tough anyway).
I like that, wasn't even thinking bassline. I was thinking maybe pen/pin pinstripes too, good sh*t. Line is dope regardless of whether the Jack Rob part links or not I guess
 9 years ago '06        #64
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Maybe this is the solution: Wikipedia says that Jackie Robinson got arrested when he was in College. He was only sentenced to two years probation but maybe Jigga thought that's close enough :D.
 9 years ago '04        #65
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 klew said:
Best Jay song I've heard in a while besides history
history is garbage

cmon now lol id rather listen to some NOE haha
cause he flows like jay should right now
 9 years ago '05        #66
youngvito18 8 heat pts
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 Jamaro85 said:
Someone break this down, please, aside from the obvious.



I like the wordplay with Jackie Robinson's name. Then running base/drugs dodging the pen(itentiary). Or you can take it as when he's on the job, rhyming, he doesn't write.

But how does that link with Jackie Robinson, other than "running bases" in baseball? "Except I dodge the pen", I'm guessing it has something to do with Jackie Robinson not dodging a "pen". A bullpen for pitchers doesn't make much sense either.

I guess I'm just missing something and I'm trying to see why these lines are getting so much praise. If I'm "looking too deep" into it then I guess it ain't as amazing as people are making it out to be

jackie robinson use to run bases after he made home runs (common sense) but alot of times if he boasted or if the white players or fans on the other team deemed him boasting/showing off/not circling fast enough jackie would get either racial slurs tossed at him or face a physical confrontation.... so in time robinson learned to avoid the opposing teams bullpen to keep safe from racial outcrys or physical attacks =(, plus robinson played for the dodgers so adding "dodging" in the line is still sick, plus since it has more then one meaning the obvious bass(baseball, music and drugs) refrence and the pen (paseball, music, and jail) refrence is even sicker



dont you think


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 9 years ago '04        #67
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young!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 9 years ago '06        #68
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 youngvito18 said:
jackie robinson use to run bases after he made home runs (common sense) but alot of times if he boasted or if the white players or fans on the other team deemed him boasting/showing off/not circling fast enough jackie would get either racial slurs tossed at him or face a physical confrontation.... so in time robinson learned to avoid the opposing teams bullpen to keep safe from racial outcrys or physical attacks =(, plus robinson played for the dodgers so adding "dodging" in the line is still sick, plus since it has more then one meaning the obvious bass(baseball, music and drugs) refrence and the pen (paseball, music, and jail) refrence is even sicker



dont you think
But he says "except when I run base, I dodge the pen", implying that Robinson did NOT dodge it.
 12-01-2008, 02:26 PM         #69
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the songs aight but the girl singing in the background is mad annoying tho
 9 years ago '06        #70
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Or maybe he confused bullpen with dugout?
 12-01-2008, 02:29 PM         #71
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I think yall missed a line on wordplay with Jackie Robinson's name.
I Jack I Rob I Sin (Jackie Robinson)
 9 years ago '06        #72
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LOL no we didn't miss that, it was too obvious to require an explanation.

Edit: You're actually the one who's missing it. The "I sin" is supposed to hint to "-son", therefore spelling out the entire name with the words Jack(ie) Rob(in)son. One can argue that the "I"'s are also placed deliberately since there also found in the "ie" and "in" of the name.


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 9 years ago '06        #73
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 Jamaro85 said:
Someone break this down, please, aside from the obvious.



I like the wordplay with Jackie Robinson's name. Then running base/drugs dodging the pen(itentiary). Or you can take it as when he's on the job, rhyming, he doesn't write.

But how does that link with Jackie Robinson, other than "running bases" in baseball? "Except I dodge the pen", I'm guessing it has something to do with Jackie Robinson not dodging a "pen". A bullpen for pitchers doesn't make much sense either.

I guess I'm just missing something and I'm trying to see why these lines are getting so much praise. If I'm "looking too deep" into it then I guess it ain't as amazing as people are making it out to be
running base=slanging crack

except I dodge the pen=not gettting locked up
 9 years ago '06        #74
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 Jamaro85 said:
Someone break this down, please, aside from the obvious.



I like the wordplay with Jackie Robinson's name. Then running base/drugs dodging the pen(itentiary). Or you can take it as when he's on the job, rhyming, he doesn't write.

But how does that link with Jackie Robinson, other than "running bases" in baseball? "Except I dodge the pen", I'm guessing it has something to do with Jackie Robinson not dodging a "pen". A bullpen for pitchers doesn't make much sense either.

I guess I'm just missing something and I'm trying to see why these lines are getting so much praise. If I'm "looking too deep" into it then I guess it ain't as amazing as people are making it out to be
 Icee said:
running base=slanging crack

except I dodge the pen=not gettting locked up
Yes, that's what he said.
 9 years ago '05        #75
klew 227 heat pts227
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 mista_millz said:
history is garbage

cmon now lol id rather listen to some NOE haha
cause he flows like jay should right now
It was the only other song worth mentioning
 9 years ago '07        #76
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guess maybe I'm in the minority on this based on what yall is sayin' but I think this sh*t is kinda weak. The beat and chorus is straight but, real talk, this n*gga really sound like Wayne wit that flow. And gimme 1 hot line he said in a verse? I love Hove 2 (pause) 1 of the goat's but this is just kinda eh....
 9 years ago '06        #77
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 itsyaboydub said:
guess maybe I'm in the minority on this based on what yall is sayin' but I think this sh*t is kinda weak. The beat and chorus is straight but, real talk, this n*gga really sound like Wayne wit that flow. And gimme 1 hot line he said in a verse? I love Hove 2 (pause) 1 of the goat's but this is just kinda eh....
I agree with you to an extent. The track isn't all that great. The beat is knocking but Hov doesn't really go at it, especially in that 1st verse. BUT he does drop the line of the year on this song and that's one of the best lines I've ever heard, in all seriousness. Here it is again, just for the record:

I father, I Brooklyn Dodger them
I jack, I rob, I sin
Amen, I'm Jackie Robinson
'Cept when I run base, I dodge the pen

:agreement6::agreement6::agreement6:
 9 years ago '05        #78
youngvito18 8 heat pts
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 diVERSEity said:
But he says "except when I run base, I dodge the pen", implying that Robinson did NOT dodge it.

he also said "38 revolve like the sun round the earth"

lol.....at the end of the day.....n*gga you know what he is saying lol
 9 years ago '05        #79
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 Brown bomber II said:
I think yall missed a line on wordplay with Jackie Robinson's name.
I Jack I Rob I Sin (Jackie Robinson)
i definitely missed that line....hov is a genius
 9 years ago '04        #80
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 jj01 said:
song is crack
why you got a picture of Canibus in his mother's bedroom as your avatar?
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