Numerous rappers love comparing stuff to other stuff. Example: “Young Money baby, big shit like a horse ass” or “I’ve got more records than the KGB.” In this occasional series, I’ll find the best comparisons involving players or teams from the NFL in rap songs. And who knows, maybe you’ll end up listening to the whole song. If you’ve got suggestions, email them to me.
This entry comes from “I’m Not A Star,” by Rick Ross off his new album Teflon Don. As a nice surprise, there’s actually a DOUBLE DOSE of football comparisons in this song.
9 for the slice, dummy that’s a Dan Marino
Talkin’ quarterbacks mean ya talkin’ quarter kilos
I’ve been trying to figure this one out, and I can’t. Obviously it’s about drugs, but I’m not sure exactly what it means. If you know about drugs (or are Rick Ross!!!), email me an explanation and get SSF-famous!
Here’s the second comparison:
I’m a player catchin’ bitches like I’m T.O.
Trunk full of work, yea this n*gga think he neno
Someone to the rescue! Andy Hutchins explains the first comparison, and also helps out on the second:
I’m here for you.
The Dan Marino reference is surprisingly simple: “9 for the slice” is a reference to cocaine, obviously, but you have no way of knowing he’s saying it’s $9,000 for a quarter kilo until you get to “Talkin’ quarterbacks means ya talkin’ quarter kilos.” Marino’s number wasn’t 9, so the purpose of Marino is to be a “quarterback” or slang for a quarter kilo. So “Dan Marino” = a quarter kilo of cocaine available for the low, low price of $9,000.
The second one is obvious with T.O., but the second line doesn’t end with “neno” but “Nino,” a reference to Nino Brown, from New Jack City.