Rap Genius' Lyrics Of The Week Vol. 3
1. "I walked around with gats and carried a little shank/'Cause the world treat me bad and I couldn't afford a shrink" -- Brother Ali, '4th King' lyrics
We at RG, unlike a lot of people, had a soft spot for Rick Ross' song "3 Kings", over which Ali freestyles here. But the Minneapolis rhymer shows no mercy, absolutely destroying the beat by his pal Jake One. This line pulls off the trick of being both funny and serious, with its nod to the sad state of mental health care in the U.S.