We did it independent, we ain't need no radio station
Most people who are in major label companies go commercial which is good for business but usually not for the sake of “good” in rap. By going independent, artists have more freedom in their songs and don’t have to succumb to making songs they don’t like.
However, it’s often more difficult to become a mainstream success without the help of a major label. He’s saying he obtained that success, without the help of a major label or radio station.
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