I'm a reflection of my section and my section 8

from Common (Ft. Ynot) – Chapter 13 (Rich Man vs. Poor Man) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Section 8 is a federal program of subsidized housing that provided funding for poor residents who lived in housing projects; the projects in Chicago (Cabrini-Green) were particularly notorious. Common is repping his “section” (i.e. his neighborhood or set), which is common for rappers, but does it ironically by claiming allegiance to a provision of the federal housing code.

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