I do this for my culture, penny, nickels in the sofa

from A$AP Rocky – Suddenly Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He’s doing this for his niggas back home still looking for money in the sofa. Something we’ve all been through. Even the president needs a couple extra quarters.

This line could be a play off of Jay Z’s “Izzo (H.O.V.A)” from his classic album The Blueprint:

I do this for my culture,
To let them know what a nigga looks like when a nigga in a Roadster

In this song, not only does A$AP paint a story of rags to riches but he also pays tribute to those he grew up listening to, such as Eazy E, Bone Thugs, Wu Tang Clan, Puffy & Junior MAFIA, etc.

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