Life is weighed on the scales of a triple beam
A triple-beam scale is used when dividing a kilogram of cocaine into smaller amounts (grams, ounces, etc.) to be sold by dealers on the streets to individual consumers. Here, Ice-T uses the drug imagery to state that in his world of hustling drugs on the streets, life is not weighed on some typical scale you might find in the doctor’s office, but on the scale used by drug dealers.
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