C-O-M-P-T-O-N, I win, then ball at your defeat
C-O-M-P-T-O-N, my city, mobbing in the street, yelling
Cali love, Kendrick’s home — originally given the spelling treatment by his mentor back in 92:
In addition, Kendrick’s win/ball/defeat syntax is a continuation of the football reference, “audible”, in the previous line; moreover, the spelling with dashes between the letters of the word ‘Compton’ mimics the stacatto bark of a quarterback changing his play call.
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