My copper crown's gone green

from Why? – Simeon's Dilemma Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Pure copper can react with its environment over time to form verdigris, a green to bluish (depending on the chemistry of the surrounding environment) tarnish on its surface. This tarnish takes time to form, so Yoni is basically saying his ‘crown’ has grown old — and perhaps him along with it.

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