Straight up – aye, any chance I’mma take it
Rather die before I fake it
They say life is what you make it, bitch, but I’m just tryna make it
Cole is just being straight up with his listeners. Any chance he has no matter the consequence he will take. He would also rather die before he is claimed fake and he is simply trying to make it in the world rather than make the most of life
We gather regret holding ourselves back & not taking chances. If the alternative is to live a normal life without big risks, he’s not even interested.
Worth noting that on Cole’s crossover hit Work Out he sings part of Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up”. It could be implied that “Life is what you make it, bitch, I’m just tryna make it” is telling the mixtape fans who thought he’d sold out by making Work Out that it was his next step to greatness.
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