Be honest, none of us knew of a record deal
So as I peel through these lottery tickets
I see a Harley Davidson truck visit the same plaza we shopped
Many West Coast rappers originate from Compton, California.
But you don’t hear about niggas coming out of Compton everyday. So while the lucky few are going from city to city, other similar folk are stuck scratching lottery tickets with little hope. That’s just desperation talking.
Afterwards, the Game steps out of a truck while Kendrick just observes that “black boy fly” (feeling of accomplishment). On top of that N.W.A. the first to break out of Compton did in the late 80s-early 90s. By the time Kendrick was a teenager their success stories were old news, a rarity.
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