Why else you think shorties write rhymes just to blow up?

from Kanye West (Ft. Nas & Really Doe) – We Major Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Ye' is saying that the reason kids write rhymes and want to be rappers is because, in the hood, it’s seen as the only way out of the ghetto. If they don’t ever make it out of the hood, there’s a good chance they’ll get trapped into the gang life.

When they see other Rags to Riches stories like Jay-Z and 50 Cent, it gives them hope, even though there’s a big chance that it probably won’t ever come to fruition.

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