The snake, the rat, the cat, the dog
How you gonna see them if you living in the fog
DMX is just putting people in categories:
The Snake would be the traitor
The Rat would be the snitch
The Cat would be the fake one
The Dog would be the trusted friend
Livin' in the fog refers to blindness and how people can be ignorant about all the stuff that’s happening.
The snake: a common symbol for evil and the devil as in the snake that tempts eve in the bible.
The rat is known as a dirty and filthy creature, used to symbolize a snitch but not known so much for being a demon.
The list becomes decreasingly malevolent: “the cat, the dog” — common household pets, with the point being, how are you going to distinguish evil if you’re blinded by wealth and fame.
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