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Papoose Gives a Track-By-Track Breakdown of “The Nacirema Dream”


“6 a.m.” ft. Jim Jones & Jadakiss

“‘6 a.m.’ basically describes the feeling a person would get when the police is knocking on your door at 6 a.m. We just painted the picture of that particular moment. Not to say that everybody had that experience. Sometimes you don’t gotta be a criminal to have police knocking at your door.

“I think that record is gonna describe that feeling of that moment when the cops knock on your door waking you up. All three of us actually tell a story. That’s why I like that record. Everybody stuck to the topic. We all tell what took place before the police started knocking. The verse actually leads up to that moment. When you listen to my verse, you hear me tell my story, ya know? What transpired in my day—went to sleep, woke up, police was at my door. Jada does the same, Jimmy does the same. “I lived this for real!” You know how Jimmy is. Everybody stuck to the topic. Hard, official record, man. It’s dope.

“It definitely comes from my own experiences, man. Everything on this album is my own experiences and experiences of my friends and family, things that I witnessed. I wouldn’t be able to speak about it and be so intricate if I didn’t. Definitely, everything on the album is self experiences and experiences of my loved ones.”

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