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    Vibing to Liquid Swords, put on genius.com to read along

    now I always thought Ghost opened his CLASSIC verse with

    'The only man to hold weight for'

    as in weight = dope, like a low level street dealer selling dope for a bigger dealer who doesn't operate on the block

    I thought that was connected to this line later on in his verse

    'The kid hold white shit'

    but genius has it as 'The only man a ho wait for'. I listened to it again and again and they are clearly right

    can't believe I was wrong all this time lol

    anybody else used to interpret that line differently like me, initially?


    as a non native English speaker you have the weirdest A-Ha Erlebnisse sometimes listening to wu songs years after they were released


    one of the hardest songs in their catalog imo

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    EDIT : I clicked on that line on genius and now I see my interpretation is actually an accepted alternate reading / interpretation of the line?


    lol so which one do you think this is?


    I feel like a dumb ass for probably asking a question that was discussed in like 2003 on here

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    not to drone on, but I also hadn't really noticed the (now) obvious punch in of 'I ran the Dark Ages, Constantine The Great, Henry VIII' after 'Give me mine before Po wrap you up in so-and-so'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Towers View Post
    Vibing to Liquid Swords, put on genius.com to read along

    now I always thought Ghost opened his CLASSIC verse with

    'The only man to hold weight for'

    as in weight = dope, like a low level street dealer selling dope for a bigger dealer who doesn't operate on the block

    I thought that was connected to this line later on in his verse

    'The kid hold white shit'

    but genius has it as 'The only man a ho wait for'. I listened to it again and again and they are clearly right

    can't believe I was wrong all this time lol

    anybody else used to interpret that line differently like me, initially?


    as a non native English speaker you have the weirdest A-Ha Erlebnisse sometimes listening to wu songs years after they were released


    one of the hardest songs in their catalog imo

    Ha! Exactly the same here.
    KP verse is amazing as well.

    Ironman and Liquid Swords, man, they are full of absolute classics!

    KP verse is amazing as well.

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    nahh, I think it's "hold weight"

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    It's definitely 'the only man I hold weight for'.

    I rarely refer to lyric sites, but when I do for hip hop lyrics I almost always see lines that are wrong. You shouldn't take notice of it. I always favour my own interpretation over those sites.


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    Suck this drunk alcohol dick.

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    my entire life in my head i always heard 'the only man a hoe wait for'


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