This song contains the lyric, "Beat the pussy up, call me Larry Holmes."
Although he was never as photogenic as others at the top of his profession, Larry Holmes was undefeated heavyweight champion of the world for seven years, and is unarguably one of the all time greats. The "Easton Assassin" retired from the ring in 2002 after winning his last four fights, and some would say the only opponent he ever lost to was Father Time.
Although some boxers have earned unenviable reputations out of the ring, at the time this song was released, the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world was still going strong including as an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and as a performer with his band Marmalade. His disdain for "street culture" is well known; he once predicted that Mike Tyson would end up in prison, which Tyson did more than once.
If the "Easton Assassin" has heard this song, Drake had better watch out for that infamous left jab!
Alexander Baron - London, England