Everyone's a hip-hop authority these days, especially since it's really easy to Google the lyrics and land on OHHLA—er, RapGenius—to confirm the lyrics you think you're hearing.
But there was a time, pre-Internet, when one had to rely solely on their own two ears. If you were, say, outside hip-hop's cultural milieu—or perhaps you were a Loc from Los Angeles but had no idea what the hell a "dun" was—rap's lyrical references could easily fly over your head. From caucasian confusion to regional misunderstanding, hip-hop is a minefield of potential misinterpretation.
There are, no doubt, hundreds of examples. We put together a few of the most notable. Here are some of the most Commonly Misheard Rap Lyrics.
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