pro·voc·a·tiveAdjective - Arousing sexual desire or interest, esp. deliberately.

a·tone·ment Noun - Reparation for a wrong or injury.

A provocative plan can bring a knot to my hand
As the pyramids that stand on top of the sand
In the heat of the moment, like Farrakhan said we need atonement

-Nas on “Nas is Coming

thwart  - Verb - Prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.

No mutilation’s paralyzations
Got no patience when I’m chasin’
Down a patient
Tryin’ to thwart assassination

-Three 6 Mafia on “Fuckin’ Wit Dis Click

hap·lessAdjective - (esp. of a person) Unfortunate.

The counteraction is just a helpless action of the hapless flinching
My supersonics leave you mute like Maggie Simpson

-El-P on “Bad Touch Example

den·i·zenNoun - An inhabitant or occupant of a particular place.

fir·ma·mentNoun - The heavens or the sky, esp. when regarded as a tangible thing.

You just running game nigga, we the fucking tournament
You a temporary visa to a fucking permanent, resident
Citizen is evident the denizens
Took over the big house on some Nat Turner shit
Shoulders back, hair tied to the fucking firmament

-Phonte on “Not Here Anymore

ostracizedVerb - Exclude (someone) from a society or group.

Life is amusing, nobody like to see you cruising
But everybody like to see you losing
So I stop despise, on top of lies
And if it prophesized I’ll be ostracized

-Mase on “Gotta Survive

as·trin·gentNoun - A substance that causes the contraction of body tissues, typically used to reduce bleeding from minor abrasions.

Two from The Dirty met with mismatched skin
Acknowledged first that one day this track may end
When there’s no more steam in that engine
Yet hopefully clean streams be an astringent

-Cunninlynguist on “What’ll You Do

be·spokeAdjective - (of goods, esp. clothing) Made to order.

Dressed smart like a London bloke, before he speak his suit bespoke
And you thought he was cute before, look at this pea coat, tell me he’s broke

-Kanye West on “American Boy

ten·e·mentNoun - A room or a set of rooms forming a separate residence within a house or block of apartments.

Large holes in the front door, of a housing tenement
Allows room to retaliate, so conflict is imminent

-GZA on “Street Corner

couth - Adjective - Cultured, refined, and well mannered.

Actions have reactions, don’t be quick to judge
You may not know the hardships people don’t speak of
It’s best to step back, and observe with couth
For we all must meet our moment of truth

-Guru on “Moment of Truth

mo·not·o·ny - Noun - Lack of variety and interest; tedious repetition and routine.

I grew up wishing my life would be like the Cosbys
I go that extra mile to escape this ghetto monotony
See how this vicious cycle could fuck wit you psychologically
You best cooperate with the state or become they property

-Freddie Gibbs on “187 Proof