None of my friends speak, we're all tryna win
People are too focused on getting ahead in the crack game to even speak to their own friends. They are all trying to be the top player and don’t want their partners to know that they make more than them because it would bring jealousy, and lead to getting “touched”.
In Jay-Z own words (from Decoded)
“Coming of Age” and “D'Evils” are two songs on the same basic theme. They’re both being in the game and they both deal with competition and friendship. But the “Coming of Age” songs about a boss dealing with the rise of someone younger, while “D'Evils” is about the relationship between peers, two people who grew up together.“ (Carter: 2011 p51)
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