While they was taking baby steps from an 8th to an O

from Birdman (Ft. Clipse) – What Happened to That Boy? Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He was rich while others were still selling 1/8th of an ounce* of coke at a time, hoping to raise enough cash to buy a whole ounce

* The standard size that coke comes in…don’t pretend like you didn’t know!

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