"Drop" as written by Rick Rubin, Adam Keefe Horovitz, Michael Louis Diamond, Adam Nathaniel Yauch, Isaac Hayes, Deongelo Holmes and Eric Von Jr. Jackson....
[Bootie Brown:]
Let me freak the funk,
Obsolete is the punk that talk more junk than Sanford sells
I jet propel at a rate that complice their mental state
As I invade their masquerade
They couldn't fade with a clipper blade
10 years in the trade is not enough, you can't cut it
I let you take a swing, and you bunted
For an easy out, I leave mc's with doubt
Of exceeding, my name is Bottie Brown and I'm proceeding, leading,
They try to follow but they're shallow and hollow
I can see right through them like an empty 40 bottle, of O.E.
They have no key, or no clue
To the game at all, now they washed up
Hung out to dry
Standing looking stupid, wondering why
(why man?)
It was the fame, that they tried to get
Now they walking around talking about represent
And keep it real, but I got to appeal
Cause they existing in a fantasy when holding the steel

[Slim Kid 3:]
Rock a bye baby,
Listen to my heart pumping to a fine ravine
Of all things it's a vain of a shrine
All missions impossible are possible, cause I'm
Heading for a new sector 365 days from now, I'll
Wipe the sweat from my brow
And each and every true will stick, or fall from the sky of my cloud nine
From homies all the way to chics, no matter how fine
Controlling is a swollen way to wreck a proud mind
You hold it in your hands and watch a man start crying
Tear after tear in the puppet man's hands
Every time you take a stance you do the puppet man's dance
And the worlds at a stand-still
Deep in broken mansville, trapped in the moat with an anvil, still
Killing yourself, and dogging ya health
You ain't amphibious, so grab a hold of yourself

[Knumbskull #1:]
Shit is-shit is ill, my flow still will spill
Toxic slick to shock you sick like electrocute
When I execute, acutely over the rhythm
On those that pollute, extra dosages is what I gotta give em
Got em mad and trembling
Cause I been up in my lad assembling
Missiles, to bomb the enemy
Because they envy me, and the making of my mad currency
Currently I think we're in a state of an emergency
Cause niggas done sold their souls, and now their souls is hollow
And I think they can't follow
They can't swallow, the truth because it hurts
This is how I put it down, this is my earth, my turf
The worth of my birth is a billion, and you know what time it is
I'm going to make a million


Lyrics submitted by crackermcnacca, edited by epiwoosh

"Drop" as written by Derrick Lemel Stewart Derrick Stewart

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    General CommentThe app is called ‘Song Meanings’ not ‘Artist Flattery.’ ;)

    It’d be really cool to see some interpretations on this one cuz I’ve been uber curious about some of the more cryptic verses especially towards the end.

    Back in high school when the song first came out, we used to skip class to smoke copious amounts of cheeba and posit our theories on this an other various and sundry songs we’d listen to.

    One of my friends put forward the idea that the song is about tripping on acid (hence ‘drrrroOP!’)
    This blew my mind and the more I listened to it the more I was impressionably convinced he was onto something.

    Knowing the Pharcyde to be drug culturistes it seemed plausible and given some of the abstract imagery in Slim Kid Tré’s verse plus the ad-libbing at the end— reminiscent of a comedown after a long trip, I’d like to make a case for an acid trip double entendre spliced with the more obvious themes of genre domination by the pharcyde in the token fashion of said genre.

    Haven’t heard the song in awhile so perhaps I’ll go back now and investigate the verses again for credence to this theory and post some examples.

    In the meantime, I hope I just blew some of your minds in the same awed fashion mine was by this potentially stunning revelation.

    Cheers!
    SammaOneon September 30, 2018   Link
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    General Commentgood mid 90's hip hop, featuring in the video and the drop in general the beasties which is also a crazy sample
    crackermcnaccaon December 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentone of the greatest hip hop songs ever
    jjjonatronon November 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe video is one of the best vids i EVER saw.
    honestly it is awesome nd original
    Cathal_91on July 15, 2008   Link
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    My Opinionlove how they threw the beatsie boys in there the beat goes hard.
    dp9241loveron March 03, 2011   Link

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