You moving backwards if you suggest that you sleep with a Tec
Go buy a chopper and have a doctor on speed dial, I guess,
Basically, Kendrick says it’s cool if you hold heat, but keep a doctor nearby ‘cause it’s gonna draw attention and you’re probably end up shot.
It’s this state of mind that’s backwards and that plagues many urban centers in America, including Compton. You need a weapon to survive, but as long as you hold it it’s impossible for the city to progress. But the irony here is that even holding a Tec in Compton is considered tame — you need a chopper to survive. It’s a catch 22 — the chopper holds them back but is also the only way to survive. And that is what makes it such a “m.A.A.d city”.
Also a reference to the famous NaS mentions of sleeping with a Tec in his dresser.
Could be a reference to Tech N9ne’s song, “Worldwide Choppers”, which features some of the fastest rappers in the world — “have a doctor on speed dial, I guess”
Chopper has multiple meanings in this context, as it could also be understood as an actual helicopter. He’s saying if you sleep with a gun you’re asking for trouble and you need a doctor on speed dial and a chopper to get to the hospital cause you will get shot.
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