Boys on the corner, pushing out the chest
Questing for anything that resembles respect
Young girls swinging their hair with every step
Looking for affection, settling for sex
In poverty teenagers and young men are looking for respect. They try to act hard and in the process end up on “quests” that usually lead them into gangs in the pursuit of respect. Young girls in these neighborhoods are swinging their “hips” (this was a lyrical typo it isn’t “hair”) with every step trying to attract these young boys. These young girls are looking for an affectionate and loving relationship but they end up settling for a sexual encounter instead. They end up with guys who are are only questing for sex because this whole respect culture where women are conquered like objects has promoted this kind of behavior. Ali is poiting out how this is prevalent in all of society but even more so in low-income neighborhoods.
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