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.
Connected to the next line: “Fives, I count lives all on these songs.” Dave, Dave’s brother, Keisha, Keisha’s sister, and himself = Five lives.
Since 4 x 5 = 20, the four fives could reference the 20 generations whose lives are being cursed in the line earlier in the verse.
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