And I been hustling all day, this a way, that a way
Through canals and alleyways, just to say
He has been striving to get money 24/7 in a struggling, poverty-stricken community.
The poetry of these simple lines help emphasize the rat race. The simple repetition and rhyme takes us into a rabbit warren of hustling. Kendrick also takes us into geographic recesses (“canals and alleyways”), which further ties us up in the hustlers' rat race.
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