Make sure you're corporate, or they'll be calling your mother collect

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

Meaning

Businessmen (i.e. “corporate” types) typically wear suits that are neutral colors, nothing like the red and blue that signal gang affiliation. And so, they don’t have to worry about getting in trouble with rival gangs, for wearing the wrong colors.

It’s a play on words between a collect call that would be made if you end up in prison after having to pop a gangster in defence and coroners calling your mother to come collect your remains.

If you end up at the coroner’s office, the only option to make a call is to “collect” to have the person you’re calling pay the phone bill. And so, your mom will be paying for the collect call to let her know you’ve been killed.

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