Running them ghetto streets, I ain't cooking up nothing
But I got the tea kettle on side of me, that metal on side of me

from Kendrick Lamar – The Best Rapper Alive Lyrics on Rap Genius


Kendrick runs the streets but he doesn’t have to move drugs (“cooking” i.e. cooking drugs). The “tea kettle” is an allusion to “heat” or a gun (metal). There’s wordplay with cooking/kettle/heat, all allusions to heat and metal

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