And you blossomed from the bottom, yeah, you worked with it and rose
From nothing to a dozen and a gardener there grows
Tell 'em!

from Lupe Fiasco (Ft. Poo Bear) – Brave Heart Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A metaphor comparing someone from the hood to a rose. They blossomed from the bottom AKA Chicago, and rose up to a dozen roses.

Reference to Tupac’s “A Rose that Grew from Concrete”

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