Tell the law my Uzi weighs a ton

from Common – A Letter to the Law on Rap Genius

Meaning

A reference to Public Enemy’s My Uzi Weighs A Ton in which “Uzi” is used as an extended metaphor for intellectual/lyrical power NOT the Israeli-designed gun.

More realistically — since when does Common carry weapons? After all, on Tekzilla he claims “I’m not a shooter I just punch a lot.”

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