That was back when I was nine,

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

Meaning

Kendrick recalls that he’s always been surrounded by violence, even when he was a little kid when he saw someone was shot at the burger stand (in the verse above, Kendrick clarifies that it was not his uncle who got shot, as is popularly believed).

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