That I remember when I was without a dollar bill in my wallet

from Yasiin Bey (Ft. Black Thought & Eminem) – BET Cypher Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Em had somewhat of a hard-knock life growing up, moving a lot and constantly changing schools while dealing with a (in his telling) drug-abusing mother. A fictionalized version of his early years appears in the movie 8 Mile

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