T.I.
What You Know
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Original Explanation of Slang & Cultural References

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Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay
What you know about that? (Repeat 3 times)
Ay, don't you know I gotta key by the three
When I chirp shawty chirp back
Louis nap sack where I'm holding all the work at
What you know about that? (Repeat 3 times)
Hey, I know all about that
Loaded 44 on the low, where the cheese at
Fresh off the jet to the 'jects where the G's at
Hey, what you know about that
Hey, I know all about that

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Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay
What do you know about that? (Repeat 3 times)
Ay, don't you know I've got three kilos of drugs
When I use the walkie talkie feature on my mobile phone, the attractive woman talks back to me
I carry all the drugs in my Louis Vuitton knapsack
What do you know about that? (Repeat 3 times)
Hey, I know all about that
I am secretly carrying a loaded .44 gun where the money is
I just got off an airplane and now I'm going to the low-income government housing projects where the gangsters are
Hey, what do you know about that?
Hey, I know all about that
 

See me in your city sitting pretty, know I'm shining, dawg
I ride with a couple Latin broads and a China doll
And you know how we ball
Riding in shiny cars
Walk in designer malls
Buy everything he saw
You know about me, dawg
Don't talk about me, dawg
And if you doubt me, dawg
You better out me, dawg
I'm throwed off slightly, bro
Don't wanna fight me, bro
I'm fast as lightning, bro
You better use your Nike's, bro
Know you don't like me, 'cuz
Your bitch most likely does
She see me on them dubs
In front of every club
I be on dro I'm buzzed
Gave every hoe a hug
Niggaz don't show me mugs
Cause you don't know me 'cuz

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You see me in your city in a great situation, you know how successful I am, man
I ride with a couple of Latin women and a Chinese woman
And you know how we enjoy ourselves
Riding in shiny cars
Walking in designer malls
Buying everything we see
You know about me, man
Don't talk about me, man
And if you doubt me, man
You had better leave, man
I'm a little drunk, man
And you don't want to fight me, man
I'm super fast, man
You had better run away wearing your Nike sneakers, man
I know you don't like me because
Your girlfriend is probably attracted to me
She saw me in my car with the twenty inch rims
In front of every club
I'm high on marijuana
And I gave every woman a hug
Black men, don't show me show me those angry faces
Because you don't know me, because

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Candy on the six fo'
Leather guts and fish bowl
Fifty on my pinky ring just to make my fist glow
Your bitches get low
Because I get dough
So what?--I'm rich, hoe
I'll still pull a kick yo
What you talking shit for?
You gotta run and get folk
God, you were yelling and I thought you'd pull out and hit folk
But you's a scary dude
Believed by very few
Just keep it very cool
Or we will bury you
See all that attitude's unnecessary dude
You never carry tools not even square, he cube
You got these people fooled, who see you on the tube
Whatever. Try the crew--they'll see you on the news

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I have a nice paint job on my classic 1964 Impala Chevrolet
Which has a leather interior and is filled with marijuana smoke
I have a fifty carat diamond on the ring for my little finger just to make my hand attract attention
Your women want me
Because I get money
It doesn't matter that I'm rich, loser (hoe is a word for women, but he is addressing a man)
I'm still tough
Why are you talking nonsense?
You have got to run and get more people to help you
The way that you were yelling, I thought you would pull out a gun and shoot people
But you are a scary man
Believed by very few
Just don't bother us
Or we will kill you
Understand--all that bad attitude you have is unnecessary, man
You never carry a gun and are a total uncool loser
You have got the people who see you on television fooled into thinking you are tough
I don't care. If you make trouble for my associates, your picture will be on the news after they kill you

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Fresh off the jet to the block
Burning rubber with the top popped
My partners busting shots, I'll tell them stop it make the block hot
Yo label got got
Cuz you are not hot
I got the top spot
And it will not stop
A video or not that will bust it to the glock stop
Drag you out that Bentley Coupe and take it to the chop shop
I know we not y'all
If it may pop off
I'll answer the question "Will I get your block knocked off?"
This what it is bro
Look, I will kill bro
I'm in your hood if you a gangsta what you hid for
Somebody better get bro before he get sent for
You say you wanna squash it what you still talking shit for

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I just got off the plane and came to the inner city neighborhood
I'm driving very fast and the top of my convertible car is down
My partners are shooting their guns, I'll tell them to stop-- it makes this area a place of illegal activity
Your record label has nothing
Because you are not talented
I am the best rapper
And it will not stop
It may be a video you made or not that will cause you to get shot with my Glock (gun)
I will drag you out of your expensive Bentley Coupe and take it to the chop shop where it will be disassembled to be sold for parts
I know we are not you
If I shoot you
I'll answer the question "Will I knock off your head?"
This is what it is, man
Pay attention: I will kill you, man
I'm in your neighborhood--If you are a true gangster, why are you hiding from me? Somebody had better get that man before we request his presence
You say you want to stop the fight between us, so why are you still saying bad things about me?

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not even square, he cube Square is an old fashioned way of saying conservative or boring, used primarily from the 1940s-1960s. Here, T.I. makes a joke from the double meaning of square, which in mathematics means the number is multiplied by itself (for example 4x4). Since cubed in math is a number multiplied by itself twice (for example 4x4x4), that would be super conservative and boring!

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