Niggas don't see the preachers 'til we dead in the hearse
- Firstly, people who live a life deeply rooted in sin usually avoid going to church, so they have no encounters with preachers until they are reading the bible over their deceased body. It’s too late by then. .
- Secondly, Cole refers to the fact concious rappers (preachers) are only given the props they deserve for their messages once they’ve died. Connecting from the previous line where he states his words are “proverbs”. A big example of this is 2pac (Cole idolises him) and how his messages still live on after his death and alot of them wean’t particularly “famous” until then.
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