All my life I want money and power
Respect my mind or die from lead shower
Kendrick riffs on the phrase “money, power, and respect”. He uses “respect” as the end of one line and the start of the next, adding that it’s his intellect that deserves respect. “Lead” is used as a homonym alluding to both a completely unintellectual shower of lead (bullets) and lead from his pencil.
Respect My Mind is a Hot Boyz song from their album “Guerrilla Warfare”. Kendrick has stated that he is a fan of theirs.
He also pronounces “..power/respect” in a manner that makes it sound like Paris, which just so happens to be the city that the Eiffel Tower that he goes on to mention is located in.
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