Would you rather be living in darkness, or dying in the light?
Overexposed, tryna win the fight
Darkness = underground, Light = Mainstream.
He’s asking the listener, would they rather be underground and doing what they want to do, or be in mainstream music and constantly just trying to be better than everyone else, rather than worrying about content and actual passion for music
These two lines along with the next two that follow are also a reference to their MC Showcase 2011. These 4 lines are imported directly from that song (and needless to say are still as strong as ever)
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