Brought me back to my youth when I was grinding with no loot
Book full of rhymes with the gold tooth
With the scripture engraved
Over a picture of the days
When I dreamt of being richer
He reminisces about the earlier days when he was still unknown and struggling, but working hard to make music; a time when it (heaven/music) was all that mattered. Continuing the nostalgia, he uses the imagery of gold teeth which was popular in the early days of rap.
For example: Slick Rick, who was well-known for his jewelry.
His book is filled with scriptures (lyrics) from a time when he had a different mentality about music. He was still hungry. He was passionate. But now he feels like he’s lost that, so he pours liquor out, which is a common way of paying respects to someone or something that’s passed away; in this case it was his love for music.
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