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Origin of the phrase “Mustard on the beat”?

I have realized that in many rap songs by many different artists use the phrase, "mustard on the beat" at the begging of their rap. Where did this originate? Why do many different DJs and rappers use ...
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Is a “brown-eyed girl” black?

Wikipedia reports, of Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”: Originally titled “Brown-Skinned Girl,” Morrison changed it to “Brown Eyed Girl” when he recorded it. . . . It has also been stated that the ...
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Blues and “big-legged women”

Several blues and rock songs refer to “big-legged” women, like Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog”: I don’t know, but I’ve been told A big-legged woman ain’t got no soul and Albert King’s “Born Under a ...