In the streets with a heater under my dungarees
Dreams of me getting shaded under a money tree
Dungarees are heavy denim pants
Jay Rock juxtaposes the realities of life against his unattainable dreams.
He’s at a crossroads in his life: In order to fulfill his dream of living well under a “money tree”, he must perform unsavory acts as alluded by him carrying around a gun. Does one compromise one’s own ethics and morals in order to achieve one’s dream? This is what Jay Rock contemplates this whole verse.
There’s also a subtle juxtaposition of the heater against the coolness of shade.
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