Lyric: "Where drunk nights get remembered more than sober ones."

The troubling aspect of this particular annotation—aside from its completely wrong interpretation—is FlyPelicanFly and MCSmith automatically linking Common's lyrics to with what they deem to be hood tendencies. I wouldn't go as far to say there is "rampant drug and alcohol abuse in the hood." After all, most hoods don't mirror The Wire.

Jeremy, another user, later points to the correct understanding, and yet his analysis remains lower. Which annotation should an unfamiliar reader believe?

But the larger point here is this: Rap is more than lyrics, as Stephen Kearse of RESPECT. magazine so aptly put it. And it's definitely more than fools attempting to explain it.