Or steady being distracted by money drugs and four
If he had cared about money, drugs or gang violence, he wouldn’t have rapped.“four, Fives” is a reference to a .45 calibre handgun.
If you listen to the pronunciation of the word “four”, Kendrick pronounces it as “foe” (as in enemy). He adds double meaning to this word as he follows it by “fives” to give reference to 45 used in a particular gun.
Also could be another gang reference, 5 being another name for a Piru Blood as a reference to their symbol, a five-point star. When he says four 5’s, he’s talking about him and his four friends that are Bloods. If he would’ve worried more about being a Blood like them, or money, or drugs, he wouldn’t have continued rapping.
Connected to the next line. Like, he says, “Fives, I count lives all on these songs.” Dave, Dave’s brother, Keisha, Keisha’s sister, and himself. Five lives.
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