I'm the Man
Fabolous Lyrics


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[Red Cafe]
Excuse me! I happen to be the boss man
Excuse me! I happen to be the weatherman
Excuse me! I happen to be the ice man
Excuse me! I happen to be the dope man
And I'm the man (That's me) yes, shorty, I'm the man
(The motherfuckin man, 'Lo-so)
I'm the man, yes, shorty, I'm the man
And I'm the man, yes, shorty, I'm the man
(You think you're better than your past)
I'm the man, yes, shorty, I'm the man
(If the present were your man, bitch)

[Fabolous]
Yes, I'm the man, yes, shorty, I'm the man
I'm so fly there's no tellin' when I'm a land
You tryin' to come up on somethin', mami, I'm the plan
So play the cards you was dealt, baby, I'm the hand
Young Denzel - I'm the inside man
The open-they-legs-and-let-me-inside man
I work the middle, call it a inside job
The hey 'mon; I got ten side jobs
The boss man, the ice man and weatherman
The weed man for Redman and Method Man
The dope man, the gun man, the mailman
The spokesman, the cheer man, the salesman
Used to spread the white shit like hail, man
And I moved more bags than the bellman
Now, I'm the man of the fi-di-di-di-damn
If you ain't get the message, let me tell you who I am, bitch

[Red Cafe]
Excuse me! I happen to be the boss man
Excuse me! I happen to be the weatherman
Excuse me! I happen to be the ice man
Excuse me! I happen to be the dope man
And I'm the man, yes, shorty, I'm the man
I'm the man, yes, shorty, I'm the man
And I'm the man, yes, shorty, I'm the man
I'm the man, yes, shorty, I'm the man

[Fabolous]
Yeah, I'm the man, yes, shorty, I'm the man
Lookin' for some good shit, then I'm your man
Just say my name three times like Candy man
I pop up, fix it up like a handyman
You know how the man do, Coupe is all mad new
Ginobli's, but the truck is on Kobe's
Through the bulletproof when you're in the Sport, man
The slugs come through your window like grown man
Aww, man, there go your man again
I fifth him up, stiff him up like a mannequin
I ain't trippin', but dude think he the Man of Steel
He slippin' up, and he don't even see banana peels
And one night I made plans to do him
The bitch is so easy a caveman could do it
She know I'm the man of the fi-di-di-di-damn
But F-Y-I, let me tell you who I am, bitch

[Red Cafe]
Excuse me! I happen to be the boss man
Excuse me! I happen to be the weatherman
Excuse me! I happen to be the ice man
Excuse me! I happen to be the dope man
And I'm the man, yes, shorty, I'm the man
I'm the man, yes, shorty, I'm the man




And I'm the man, yes, shorty, I'm the man
I'm the man, yes, shorty, I'm the man

Overall Meaning

The song "I'm the Man" by Fabolous featuring Red Cafe is a boastful, confident anthem about their success and stature in the hip-hop world. The verses are filled with clever wordplay, showcasing their abilities as leaders and providers. Red Cafe boasts of being the boss man, the weatherman, the ice man, and the dope man. He exclaims, "I'm the man, yes, shorty, I'm the man" repeatedly throughout the song. Fabolous chimes in with his own braggadocious verses, claiming to be the man with the plan, the inside man, and the man of steel.


The song touches on themes of power, control, and confidence. The lyrics indicate that the artists are unafraid to flaunt their success, and that their accomplishments have helped them gain a certain amount of power, as represented by the various labels they give themselves. The repetition of the phrase "I'm the man" and the aggressive tone in which it is said reinforces this sense of confidence and power.


Overall, "I'm the Man" is a powerful song that celebrates the success of Fabolous and Red Cafe. The lyrics are clever and full of wordplay, and the beats are catchy and memorable. The song is a testament to the wealth and power that comes with success in the music industry.


Line by Line Meaning

Excuse me! I happen to be the boss man
Red Cafe is claiming to be the boss or leader of the group


Excuse me! I happen to be the weatherman
Red Cafe is claiming to be the one who controls the environment and the current situation


Excuse me! I happen to be the ice man
Red Cafe is claiming to be the one who brings coolness under pressure and can maintain a calm and collected demeanor


Excuse me! I happen to be the dope man
Red Cafe is claiming to be the one who brings a sense of excitement and energy to the group


And I'm the man (That's me) yes, shorty, I'm the man
Red Cafe is emphasizing that he is the top dog and in charge


I'm the man, yes, shorty, I'm the man
Red Cafe is reiterating that he is the one calling the shots


You think you're better than your past
Red Cafe is challenging someone to prove themselves and step up to his level


If the present were your man, bitch
Red Cafe is saying that if someone wants to be successful, they need to follow his lead and listen to him


Yes, I'm the man, yes, shorty, I'm the man
Fabolous is agreeing that Red Cafe is the leader and in control


I'm so fly there's no tellin' when I'm a land
Fabolous is saying that he is in control of his actions and where he ends up, and that he is confident in himself


You tryin' to come up on somethin', mami, I'm the plan
Fabolous is saying that he is the one with the strategy and plan to help someone succeed


So play the cards you was dealt, baby, I'm the hand
Fabolous is saying that he is the one who can make a difference and help someone achieve their goals


Young Denzel - I'm the inside man
Fabolous is comparing himself to a famous actor while claiming to be the insider or the one who is in the know


The open-they-legs-and-let-me-inside man
Fabolous is bragging about his ability to seduce women and get them to let him in


I work the middle, call it a inside job
Fabolous is saying that he is able to navigate complex situations and maneuver his way to the top


The hey 'mon; I got ten side jobs
Fabolous is saying that he is always hustling and has many different ways to make money


The boss man, the ice man and weatherman
Fabolous is echoing Red Cafe's earlier claims to be the leader and in control of his surroundings


The weed man for Redman and Method Man
Fabolous is saying that he is the one who can provide the connections and resources to help people succeed


The dope man, the gun man, the mailman
Fabolous is saying that he is the one who can handle all different types of situations and can provide any necessary resources


The spokesman, the cheer man, the salesman
Fabolous is saying that he can be a leader and a supporter, and can also convince others to follow his lead


Used to spread the white shit like hail, man
Fabolous is referencing his past involvement with drugs


And I moved more bags than the bellman
Fabolous is referencing his experience with moving drugs and making deals


Now, I'm the man of the fi-di-di-di-damn
Fabolous is saying that he is now the top dog and in charge


If you ain't get the message, let me tell you who I am, bitch
Fabolous is stressing that he is the one in control and is not to be messed with


Lookin' for some good shit, then I'm your man
Fabolous is saying that he is the one who can provide the good stuff


Just say my name three times like Candy man
Fabolous is making a reference to a movie about a legend who can be summoned by saying his name three times


I pop up, fix it up like a handyman
Fabolous is saying that he can be the one to fix any problems or issues


You know how the man do, Coupe is all mad new
Fabolous is saying that he always maintains his status and is always updated with the latest trends


Ginobli's, but the truck is on Kobe's
Fabolous is referencing basketball players and saying that he has the best of both worlds


Through the bulletproof when you're in the Sport, man
Fabolous is referencing the car that he is driving and how it provides him with protection


The slugs come through your window like grown man
Fabolous is referencing bullets and saying that they can come through someone's window, even if they are grown and mature


Aww, man, there go your man again
Fabolous is pointing out someone else's mistakes or shortcomings


I fifth him up, stiff him up like a mannequin
Fabolous is saying that he will harm or kill someone, whether metaphorically or literally


I ain't trippin', but dude think he the Man of Steel
Fabolous is referencing Superman and saying that someone else thinks they are invincible


He slippin' up, and he don't even see banana peels
Fabolous is saying that someone else is making mistakes without even realizing it


And one night I made plans to do him
Fabolous is talking about his plans to take revenge on someone else


The bitch is so easy a caveman could do it
Fabolous is referencing a woman and saying that she is very easy to seduce or convince


She know I'm the man of the fi-di-di-di-damn
Fabolous is saying that the woman knows he is in charge and has all the power


But F-Y-I, let me tell you who I am, bitch
Fabolous is reiterating that he is the one in control and is not to be messed with




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: JERMAINE DENNY, JOHN JACKSON, JOHN DAVID JACKSON, SHARIF SLATER

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Captain Hindsight

This still hits hard!

DJ Yungson

This whole cd go hard I remember I used to get on the computer and played everyday lol I always was a fab fan still is

appatight

No denying that Fab is dope... Fab has some of the dopest wordplay you could ever imagine. I mean come on this dude is just beast... Know how the man do Coupe is on Manu... Ginobili's But the truck is on Kobe's - that is just sick For those of you I need to explain that line to... Manu Ginobili is a guard for the Spurs and he is #20 and we all know who Kobe Bryant is in which he is #24... so he's just saying that his coupe is on 20's and his truck is on 24's. Wordplay 101 bitches...lol

ox pro

It's crazy most muh fuckas dont even get it lol fab nice

BigNosePoppa BNP

Nobody who is into lyricism needed this breakdown. Lol

Dennis Clarke

Bout time you get that 20th like.

Benger2185

The best wordplay rapper ever.

DonNoDraper

👌🔥💯

slim 414

U cant beat fab at scrabble lol

shortstack

I wake up to this song every damn day boi!!!!!

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