Would you say my intelligence now is great relief?
And it's safe to say that our next generation maybe can sleep
With dreams of being a lawyer or doctor
Instead of boy with a chopper that hold the cul-de-sac hostage
Even if Kendrick killed a person when he was young, would the fact that he is clearly an intelligent person now make you more optimistic?
If so, then Kendrick was the human sacrifice that breaks the cycle of violence, educates the next generation, and enables them to dream of improving their situation by legal means — becoming a lawyer or doctor — instead of selling drugs or violence. Can the good kid cure the m.A.A.d city?
The image of a “boy with a chopper” is very striking. This is referencing someone who thinks he’s protecting his street but he’s actually helping to keep it a violent place with his chopper. Nobody else who lives there can argue with him though because he has the biggest gun.
He could be an actual child or he could just be a grown man who Kendrick is disparaging by saying he still thinks and acts like a child.
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