With poetic justice, poetic justice
Interestingly enough, poetic justice is an actual literary notion.
Poetic justice is a literary device in which virtue is ultimately rewarded or vice punished, often in modern literature by an ironic twist of fate intimately related to the character’s own conduct.
For example, Wile E. Coyote always sets traps for Road Runner, but ends up in them.
Essentially, it means you live life in a belief of karma in a sense, that whatever happens to you is earned through the deeds you perform, whether positive or negative.
Also interestingly enough, there’s a movie called Poetic Justice, starring the likes of 2Pac and Janet Jackson (which is very significant in this song because JJ is sampled in the track and Kendrick feels he is carrying Pac’s legacy!).
The prayer that Maya Angelou has K Dot and his friends recite in Sing About Me, Dying of Thirst was the same prayer that Maya Angelou had Pac recite after she found him in a fight on the set of this movie
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