So the school of hard knocks is what make you street smart
School of Hard Knocks = the streets (the environment)
Every day you spend in an environment you adapt to your surroundings so everyday spent in the streets gives you experience (street smarts) and teaches you how to survive in the streets.
Since the system that is in place doesn’t adequately teach our youth the truth, they are forced to learn how the system really works out in the streets. You don’t have to be a scholar to understand the odds are not in your favor.
Elvis Presley claimed to know of “Hard Knocks” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lek2WuUfqHE
But, Little Orphan Annie might have known a little more than he did about the “Hard Knock Life"
But something tells me that Lupe is referencing a different “school” than the ones Elvis and Annie attended. Perhaps the same school that Jay-Z attended Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)
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