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<input type="checkbox" id=toggle1><label for=toggle1><span class="annotate-lyric"> Na e be clear road o <br/></span></label><div id=content1 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Shallipopi uses this phrase to announce his presence, in a sense. "Clear Road" is a Nigerian Pidgin phrase that translates to "make way" </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle2><label for=toggle2><span class="annotate-lyric"> Only one Pluto presido <br/></span></label><div id=content2 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Pluto Presido is a name he calls himself and his signature intro. He refers to himself as the President of Plutomania, an imaginary planet for him and his fans </div></div><br/> They call me Shallipopi <br/><br/> Say say say [x6] <br/> Way way <br/><input type="checkbox" id=toggle3><label for=toggle3><span class="annotate-lyric"> Network slow nor mean say WiFi disconnect (clear) <br/></span></label><div id=content3 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> This sentence translates directly to "Just because the network [on a device] is slow, it does not mean the Wi-Fi has disconnected". Shallipopi coins a proverb here that can be interpreted as 'delay is not denial' </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle4><label for=toggle4><span class="annotate-lyric"> Do you know who you are talking to (know what)<br/>Watch your mouth or I go wear you 500 for your chest, I want war<br/>I nor want peace I want war (eh) <br/></span></label><div id=content4 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Pidgin English is a language complete with metaphors, idioms, and adages. Shallipopi threatens somebody to watch how they talk to him unless they want to get smacked (wear you 500). He says this because he wants war, not peace  </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle5><label for=toggle5><span class="annotate-lyric"> Giving only hit, and they say they want more (voltage) <br/></span></label><div id=content5 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> His music has been in high demand since he broke out in 2023. He reveals how he only dropped hits so far, but people still want more.  </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle6><label for=toggle6><span class="annotate-lyric"> Na we surround you, na who you wan call? (Confirm) <br/></span></label><div id=content6 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Him and his guys (presumably) have surrounded someone they're at odds with.  </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle7><label for=toggle7><span class="annotate-lyric"> Cor cor cor, who is knocking at your door? (Who's there) <br/></span></label><div id=content7 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> He uses "cor cor cor" to represent the sound of knocking on a door </div></div><br/><input type="checkbox" id=toggle8><label for=toggle8><span class="annotate-lyric"> ASAP, we go run am ASAP <br/></span></label><div id=content8 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> ASAP means "as soon as possible." Shallipopi says they'd run things ASAP </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle9><label for=toggle9><span class="annotate-lyric"> Na fast delivery, we go run am ASAP (no go dey)<br/>ASAP ASAP, we go run am ASAP <br/></span></label><div id=content9 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> They'd run things as soon as possible   </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle10><label for=toggle10><span class="annotate-lyric"> Na we dey deliver, we go run am ASAP <br/></span></label><div id=content10 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Na we dey deliver" means "it's us that deliver" </div></div><br/><input type="checkbox" id=toggle11><label for=toggle11><span class="annotate-lyric"> ASAP ASAP, we go run am ASAP <br/></span></label><div id=content11 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> ASAP means "as soon as possible." Shallipopi says they'd run things ASAP </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle12><label for=toggle12><span class="annotate-lyric"> Na fast delivery, we go run am ASAP (eh)<br/>ASAP ASAP, we go run am ASAP (seh) <br/></span></label><div id=content12 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> They'd run things as soon as possible </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle13><label for=toggle13><span class="annotate-lyric"> Na we dey deliver, we go run am ASAP <br/></span></label><div id=content13 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Na we dey deliver" means "it's us that deliver" </div></div><br/><input type="checkbox" id=toggle14><label for=toggle14><span class="annotate-lyric"> ASAP ASAP, we go run am ASAP <br/></span></label><div id=content14 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> They'd run things as soon as possible  </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle15><label for=toggle15><span class="annotate-lyric"> I nor Dey sleep house <br/></span></label><div id=content15 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Shallipopi does not sleep at home  </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle16><label for=toggle16><span class="annotate-lyric"> Steady chasing paper (problem)<br/>Very focused on the money<br/>You can call me later (clear)<br/>I don't chase no bitch<br/>You can ask Anita (see am) <br/></span></label><div id=content16 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Shallipopi reveals his only focus is money, and not women.  </div></div><br/><input type="checkbox" id=toggle17><label for=toggle17><span class="annotate-lyric"> Na shalli dey write but na Shakespeare dey shake (eh) <br/></span></label><div id=content17 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> This is in reference to Shallipopi's lyrical preferences, which have been widely regarded as philosophical. He has embraced this reputation and regularly calls himself the greatest philosopher. Here, he expresses that even Shakespeare is scared of him. William Shakespeare was an English poet, actor and playwright that is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle18><label for=toggle18><span class="annotate-lyric"> I'm the greatest philosopher ain't no time for debate (no debate) <br/></span></label><div id=content18 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> He asserts that he is undoubtedly the greatest philosopher  </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle19><label for=toggle19><span class="annotate-lyric"> Wise like a tortoise only few fit relate (eh) <br/></span></label><div id=content19 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> In a few African folklore and bedtime stories for kids, the tortoise is portrayed as a wise and cunny animal. Shallipopi likens his wisdom to a tortoise's. He boasts that only he and a select few have this type of wisdom </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle20><label for=toggle20><span class="annotate-lyric"> Order Azulbeke money dey liquidate (confirm) <br/></span></label><div id=content20 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> This is about ordering alcohol and spending money. 'Azulbeke' is used to represent the highly sought-after Clase Azul tequila. There is a double entendre in this line: The process of turning money (cash) into alcohol (liquid) and the process of cashing out internet funds </div></div><br/><input type="checkbox" id=toggle21><label for=toggle21><span class="annotate-lyric"> Network slow nor mean say WiFi disconnect (eh) <br/></span></label><div id=content21 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> This sentence translates directly to "Just because the network [on a device] is slow, it does not mean the Wi-Fi has disconnected". Shallipopi coins a proverb here that can be interpreted as 'delay is not denial' </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle22><label for=toggle22><span class="annotate-lyric"> Do you know who you are talking to (Wahala)<br/>Watch your mouth or I go wear you 500 for your chest, I want war (clear)<br/>I nor want peace I want war (eh) <br/></span></label><div id=content22 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Pidgin English is a language complete with metaphors, idioms, and adages. Shallipopi threatens somebody to watch how they talk to him unless they want to get smacked (wear you 500). He says this because he wants war, not peace  </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle23><label for=toggle23><span class="annotate-lyric"> Giving only hit, and they say they want more (confirm) <br/></span></label><div id=content23 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> His music has been in high demand since he broke out in 2023. He reveals how he only dropped hits so far, but people still want more.  </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle24><label for=toggle24><span class="annotate-lyric"> Na we surround you, na who you wan call? (Clear) <br/></span></label><div id=content24 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Him and his guys (presumably) have surrounded someone they're at odds with.  </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle25><label for=toggle25><span class="annotate-lyric"> Cor cor cor, who is knocking at your door? (Who's there) <br/></span></label><div id=content25 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> He uses "cor cor cor" to represent the sound of knocking on a door </div></div><br/><input type="checkbox" id=toggle26><label for=toggle26><span class="annotate-lyric"> ASAP, we go run am ASAP (eh) <br/></span></label><div id=content26 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> ASAP means "as soon as possible." Shallipopi says they'd run things ASAP </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle27><label for=toggle27><span class="annotate-lyric"> Na fast delivery, we go run am ASAP (confirm)<br/>ASAP ASAP, we go run am ASAP (seh) <br/></span></label><div id=content27 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> They'd run things as soon as possible   </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle28><label for=toggle28><span class="annotate-lyric"> Na we dey deliver, we go run am ASAP (eh) <br/></span></label><div id=content28 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Na we dey deliver" means "it's us that deliver" </div></div><br/><input type="checkbox" id=toggle29><label for=toggle29><span class="annotate-lyric"> ASAP ASAP, we go run am ASAP (no go dey) <br/></span></label><div id=content29 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> ASAP means "as soon as possible." Shallipopi says they'd run things ASAP </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle30><label for=toggle30><span class="annotate-lyric"> Na fast delivery, we go run am ASAP (eh)<br/>ASAP ASAP, we go run am ASAP (say) <br/></span></label><div id=content30 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> They'd run things as soon as possible   </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle31><label for=toggle31><span class="annotate-lyric"> Na we Dey deliver, we go run am ASAP <br/></span></label><div id=content31 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Na we dey deliver" means "it's us that deliver" </div></div><br/><input type="checkbox" id=toggle32><label for=toggle32><span class="annotate-lyric"> ASAP (Wahalaaaaa) <br/></span></label><div id=content32 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Wahala is a Nigerian Pidgin word for "problem" or "trouble" </div></div><br/><br/> Play that shit back ASAP

Credits
Produced by
Signal, Producer X
Written by
Crown Uzama
Release date
April 11, 2024