Ankle bracelets on in the matrix

from Raekwon – Never Can Say Goodbye Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

People who have comitted a, or more crime(s), may be sentenced to “house arrest”, e.g. not being allowed to walk more than 100 foot from a specific location. The government keep track by having the criminal wear an electronic ankle bracelet.

Raekwon is telling us about a life of continuous crime, hence being stuck in a matrix — Thus is sadly common for people growing up in unprivileged places.

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