I was born by a lake, chicken shack, and a church
Common is a Chicago native, who says he was born/grew up near a body of water, fried chicken restaurant and a church.
Chicago famously lies on Lake Michigan where its popular Lake Shore Drive can be found. As we all know, lakes are bodies of water; and water flows.
This most likely refers to Harold’s Chicken Shack, a prominent chicken business in Chicago.
The specific Harold’s is most likely the one that used to be on 39 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL, as it’s near:
And if that’s the case, then the church is most likely St. Peters on West Madison.
Harold’s Chicken Shack is THE spot in Chi-town. Here’s a video of young Killa Cam, Cuz'n Bang and Ye hitting up a Harold’s.
There’s even Slaughterhouse references of Harold’s, who aren’t even Chi-town natives, showing it’s prominence.
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