Dug inside of his book bag and Coach Palmer asked for his finals
He had his back like a spinal meanwhile

from Kendrick Lamar – Black Boy Fly Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Rod Palmer was the Coach of Centennial High School (where Kendrick and Arron both attended). He was there from 2004 to 2006 with a 70-16 win/loss record. He now is an assistant coach at Long Beach State University.

Coach Palmer was also a teacher at Centennial High School, so he was constantly influencing Aaron both on the basketball court and in the classroom. In contrast, Kendrick never had a figure like that to push and motivate him.

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