We wasn't supposed to make it past 25
Joke's on you, we still alive

from Kanye West – We Don't Care Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The children are looking at an actuarial prediction of 25 years — supposedly this is based on a survey done in the 80s that concluded with the finding that inner city males growing up in the ghetto had a life expectancy of 25 years due to violence, drugs, no healthcare, etc.

Sounds like a low-ball estimate to begin with..but hey! At least the kids are still alive (good to hear).

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