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  • Definition of Real [Big Gates/Slip N Slide/Atlantic, 2008] D+

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Definition of Real [Big Gates/Slip N Slide/Atlantic, 2008]
Who better to address metaphysics than an autobiographical goon in a ski mask? He knows what reality is. It's giving grief a bad name. It's missing the daddy and dissing the baby mama. It's leaving a hater with a colostomy bag, collecting debts from suckers' wives in the only currency at their command, hiding in the bushes with your goon squad until it's time to empty 200 rounds into the object of your attention. Real hip-hop fans respect Plies for making like a goon. The rest of us are reminded of a colostomy bag. It all depends on your metaphysics. D+