With society, the driver seat the first one to get killed

from Kendrick Lamar (Ft. MC Eiht) – M.A.A.d City Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Since the driver is in the front of a car, in any scenario of a shooting he is usually hit. In this case he was killed.

When the driver of a car is killed, everyone else in it is sitting ducks.

This is reminiscent of Menace II Society:
http://youtu.be/LhtfByASS-M?t=45s

This could also refer to the city’s violent defense of the status quo. Building on the opening lines of the song, Kendrick suggests that the ones driving social change (i.e. those in “the driver seat”) earn the enmity of Pirus and Crips alike, leading to an environment that kills progress before it’s begun.

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