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ol dirty abbot
09-21-2005, 06:37 PM
"On a man made lake theres a sheet of thin ice where unskilled skaters couldnt figura 8 twice, thats 16 uncut direct from the.........." Is there any significant math in this or just something that rhymes. Cheers

talassi
09-21-2005, 07:56 PM
hey's basically tellin wack MCs that they're shit is not authentic, its man-made... they can't figure 8 twice, which is 16, the 16 bars or rhymes that he is droppin

Mixtape Mutt
09-21-2005, 08:22 PM
hey's basically tellin wack MCs that they're shit is not authentic, its man-made... they can't figure 8 twice, which is 16, the 16 bars or rhymes that he is droppin
Bingo.

ol dirty abbot
09-21-2005, 09:26 PM
roger that

abasi
09-22-2005, 08:57 AM
oh ok

TSA
09-22-2005, 06:07 PM
thats ill as all hell, who spit that anyway? sounds like Gza

talassi
09-22-2005, 08:33 PM
yep, the Genius himself

Beautiful Beard
09-23-2005, 05:02 AM
"On a man made lake theres a sheet of thin ice where unskilled skaters couldnt figura 8 twice, thats 16 uncut direct from the.........." Is there any significant math in this or just something that rhymes. Cheers
Actually you misquoted the Genius he says

"On a man made lake, theres a sheet of thin ice/ WHere unskilled skaters CUT FIGURE 8's TWICE/ Thats 16 uncut....."

He refering to the ice skating manuvoure of skating in a figure of 8 or an infinity symbol. If they do it twice then it should equal a 16 (2x8= 16) and then he refernces the 16 bars (of uncut or "raw" lyricism) hes dropping.

Basically unskilled or wack emcees just drop to half ass verses (2 8's) instead a full blow dope verse (a full 16 bars) or perhaps repeat themselves (8's twice) to full the verse.

ol dirty abbot
09-23-2005, 09:20 AM
Actually you misquoted the Genius he says

"On a man made lake, theres a sheet of thin ice/ WHere unskilled skaters CUT FIGURE 8's TWICE/ Thats 16 uncut....."

He refering to the ice skating manuvoure of skating in a figure of 8 or an infinity symbol. If they do it twice then it should equal a 16 (2x8= 16) and then he refernces the 16 bars (of uncut or "raw" lyricism) hes dropping.

Basically unskilled or wack emcees just drop to half ass verses (2 8's) instead a full blow dope verse (a full 16 bars) or perhaps repeat themselves (8's twice) to full the verse.
I dont think you right on that. All I hear when I listen to it is couldnt figure 8 twice

deadlymelody
09-24-2005, 11:13 PM
Thus still proving that he is the best lyricist ever.

ol dirty abbot
09-25-2005, 12:32 AM
^^ yup

pablobaluba
09-26-2005, 05:00 AM
pop corn

Mixtape Mutt
09-27-2005, 12:22 PM
It's not CUT figure 8 twice, it's COULDN'T, GZA said it himself in an interview with IGN (I think it was with them) where he broke down this exact line we're discussing.



PEACE.

Create
09-27-2005, 08:56 PM
Good Work ^^

the silencer
09-30-2005, 04:51 PM
if you google it i remember readin a interview wit Gza somewhere a long time ago where they mentioned that line and he sed wut he meant....

he was sayin "cut figure 8s twice"..

the silencer
09-30-2005, 04:52 PM
whoops....probly shooda read all the posts be4 i sed that.........

shaolin swords
10-01-2005, 08:21 AM
thats cool. What song is that in?

Create
10-01-2005, 12:08 PM
Man Iwas Just Hearing This Tooo


I Think Its

Hip Hop Fury

crass
10-01-2005, 02:21 PM
the song he says all that shit on is "beneath the surfacE"

oldie
10-01-2005, 02:53 PM
hey's basically tellin wack MCs that they're shit is not authentic, its man-made... they can't figure 8 twice, which is 16, the 16 bars or rhymes that he is droppin
now i know why he's the genius. shit like dat is str8 over my head, unless its laid down in laymans (spelling) terms like that. thnx m8, that line is fire now i know what it means.lol. what song is it off???

My First Timbs
10-05-2005, 02:02 PM
Actually you misquoted the Genius he says

"On a man made lake, theres a sheet of thin ice/ WHere unskilled skaters CUT FIGURE 8's TWICE/ Thats 16 uncut....."

He refering to the ice skating manuvoure of skating in a figure of 8 or an infinity symbol. If they do it twice then it should equal a 16 (2x8= 16) and then he refernces the 16 bars (of uncut or "raw" lyricism) hes dropping.

Basically unskilled or wack emcees just drop to half ass verses (2 8's) instead a full blow dope verse (a full 16 bars) or perhaps repeat themselves (8's twice) to full the verse.
bingo.. this is the tru interpretation

FATALGHOST
10-05-2005, 02:04 PM
Exactly

LordReveal
10-06-2005, 07:07 PM
Beautiful Beard is right, but I aslo like Thalassi's interpretation. either way, shit's hot. The Genius is THE nigga.

Bungle
10-20-2005, 07:08 AM
Actually you misquoted the Genius he says

"On a man made lake, theres a sheet of thin ice/ WHere unskilled skaters CUT FIGURE 8's TWICE/ Thats 16 uncut....."

He refering to the ice skating manuvoure of skating in a figure of 8 or an infinity symbol. If they do it twice then it should equal a 16 (2x8= 16) and then he refernces the 16 bars (of uncut or "raw" lyricism) hes dropping.

Basically unskilled or wack emcees just drop to half ass verses (2 8's) instead a full blow dope verse (a full 16 bars) or perhaps repeat themselves (8's twice) to full the verse.

thats what i thought, the "uncut.." part, made me think of drugs, cocaine, whats the next line ??

Lesbian Nun
10-20-2005, 09:34 AM
couldn't figure 8 twice

father04
11-10-2005, 12:45 PM
I WOULD BREAK IT DOWN LIKE THIS

On a man made lake there's a sheet of thin ice
Where unskilled skaters couldn't figure 8 twice

it just mean that mankind created a world where it can be very hard to make it to 16 years old.

Dr. Simon Hurt
11-10-2005, 08:01 PM
I WOULD BREAK IT DOWN LIKE THIS

On a man made lake there's a sheet of thin ice
Where unskilled skaters couldn't figure 8 twice

it just mean that mankind created a world where it can be very hard to make it to 16 years old.
i doubt this is how he wrote it but i like that interpretation.

ol dirty abbot
11-10-2005, 08:05 PM
I WOULD BREAK IT DOWN LIKE THIS

On a man made lake there's a sheet of thin ice
Where unskilled skaters couldn't figure 8 twice

it just mean that mankind created a world where it can be very hard to make it to 16 years old.
dont mean to shit on ur interpretation cause its better than whut i could do but aint the average age that people live to like 72 years old?

father04
11-11-2005, 07:47 AM
72 is in the world in general but I think hes talking about life in the ghetto. It would all make sense no ???

biblebullet
11-11-2005, 12:24 PM
the point is, it proves that Gza is a pure lyricist...point made and nobody can challenge that

Art Vandelay
11-11-2005, 02:32 PM
in an interview gza once talked about his lyrics. he actually used this vert lyric as an example of how his shit has multiple meanings. he said one of the meanings to this line is a jeweler cutting diamonds

P-Noid Brown
11-15-2005, 04:55 PM
Actually you misquoted the Genius he says

"On a man made lake, theres a sheet of thin ice/ WHere unskilled skaters CUT FIGURE 8's TWICE/ Thats 16 uncut....."

He refering to the ice skating manuvoure of skating in a figure of 8 or an infinity symbol. If they do it twice then it should equal a 16 (2x8= 16) and then he refernces the 16 bars (of uncut or "raw" lyricism) hes dropping.

Basically unskilled or wack emcees just drop to half ass verses (2 8's) instead a full blow dope verse (a full 16 bars) or perhaps repeat themselves (8's twice) to full the verse.
homie on point abbot take heed.