(I know one thing) Anything is better than that 1 Train
New York City’s 1 Train is infamously slow, and service is nothing but sub-par.
Interestingly The Straphanger’s Report ranks the 1 train 4th out of the 19 MTA lines, although sections of the line are infamous for the stalls, hobos, and smells.
The message of this line is that anything is better than poverty (its also the title of the track). So Rocky and all his homies on the streets are willing to do absolutely anything to get something better to ride in than the 1 train (like a Mustang or a Lambo). Even if it means letting his gun bang or selling drugs. Luckily, Rocky is able to get paper through fame and music.
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