I put my life in these sentences
Fucking right it's either that or life sentences

from Kendrick Lamar (Ft. Jeezy) – Westside, Right on Time Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

It’s not secret that real-life stories from Kendrick’s upbringing in Compton are often the subject of his raps

Also an entendre; Referring to the fact that “Life Sentences” are given as jail time for major crimes and that Kendrick’s only choice is jail time or rapping.

Not only that, but there is a pun surrounding the word “right.” The line can also be interpreted as “Fucking write, it’s either that or life sentences.” This once again plays into the theme that Kendrick’s two options in life were to either write rhymes or face trouble with the law.

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