It's fate, it wasn't my choice to make
To be great, I'm giving it all it takes
Trying to shake, the crates and fakes and snakes
I gotta take my place or fall from grace

from 2Pac – If My Homie Calls Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

2Pac’s destiny was to be a famous rapper. But to really succeed he needs to take the initiative to get rid of phony niggas who would fuck up his style and work hard to improve his mic game.

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