It was never all rosie, yo these niggas all goldies
This line is calling out older generations for denouncing hip-hop as tasteless music. Spoken word/rap was the first to bring the ugliness of race relations and violence to light unlike the music of older generations. This is a criticism of that cognitive dissonance.
To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit "The Drums" by Rapsody (Ft. Heather Victoria) Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box