Through the city with criminals, stealth

from Earl Sweatshirt – Chum Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Earl is sneaking through the city, trying to keep a low profile. The FREE EARL chant and the exposure during his stay in Samoa got him a lot of unwanted attention.

The track was written a week after Earl came back home. He is describing an experience of that comeback: feeling estranged and rediscovering «the enemy turf».

He is also connecting the second part of the previous phrase along with this line:
“Degenerate moving through the city with criminal stealth..”

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