Smokin somethin strong for the long lost
Never got to see the boy grow up, become his own boss
It's all good though, I'm doin this for ya'll

from Curren$y (Ft. Young Roddy) – Pick N Roll Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Growing up in the Magnolia Projects, Curren$y lost many close friends to the streets or to jail. A lot of these cats died before seeing Spitta create his own Jet Life empire.

Specifically he is talking about Soulja Slim, who died in 2003 and was a very close friend.

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