Now it's honor and I spell it with the 'H' I stole from heritage

from Aesop Rock – Daylight Lyrics on Rap Genius


His honor comes from his heritage. He states that he spells his honor using the “h” that is also found in the word
“heritage”. This appears to mean that his honor is derived from his pedigree. He possesses a sense of honor because of his family and/or culture.

Alternatively, heritage is the name of a cheap brand of alcohol. The line is ironic: the “honor” is the liquid courage that comes from cheap booze.

Another alternate interpretation:

I disagree. I think the line is meant to emphasize the fact that there is no honor from heritage — that honor comes from ones own deeds (not the deeds of one’s forefather). Thus, he steals the ‘h’ from heritage to spell his version of honor.

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