As long as they look good when they be doing bad
Then the separation from the truth is getting vast, fast

from Lupe Fiasco (Ft. Casey Benjamin) – Strange Fruition Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Earning money for doing wrongs just to buy material items that they will look good wearing, driving, or sporting. The generation is materialistic and the means to receive the status has no morals.

People are turning their back on how bad the world is getting (as JoePa did), and Lupe is saying that the time to fix that is getting shorter as the the lies we tell ourselves and are being told are getting larger

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