You can get it, you can get it
You can get it, you can get it
And I know just, know just, know just, know just, know just what you want
Poetic justice, put it in a song

from Kendrick Lamar (Ft. Drake) – Poetic Justice Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

“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.” He is also referring to the film Poetic Justice, starring Tupac Shakur and Janet Jackson

Poetic Justice: a twist of fate.
Within the context of the short film, “poetic justice” is possibly following him going to see Sherane to get down, but instead he ends up getting jumped by two men in hoodies (see skit).

Also, in the video, these lyrics are juxtaposed with images of a drive by shooting, implying the meaning of “you can get it”, as being that, in the hood, you can become victim of senseless violence at anytime.

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