Perfected by niggas that manifested music to live in)

from Kendrick Lamar (Ft. Dr. Dre) – Compton Lyrics on Rap Genius


They consider their music to be perfect because they put everything that they had into creating this greatness. While some may find faults in their music, it is perfect to them, because it conveys a message that can be understood.

This line leads back into the hook, so it sounds like “perfected by niggas that manifested music to live in/Compton”; suggesting that Compton musicians made their distinctive sound as a matter of survival, both as a source of income and as an artistic outlet for the emotions generated by the chaos of poverty and violence.

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