When I jumped off the porch I was forced into last resorts of a typical short
And of course when that took it's course -- hoarse when yelling out

from Kendrick Lamar – BET BackRoom Freestyle Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

when Kendrick left his home he had to make ends meet, a hard knock story that is synonymous with hip hop, by releasing mix tapes to gain critical attention. but this took a toll on his voice- hence it was hoarse.

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