And when them expectations raise in me cause daddy was a poet, right?

from Earl Sweatshirt (Ft. Vince Staples) – Burgundy Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Earl’s biological father is Keorapetse Kgositsile (“Bra Willie”), a South African poet. He left Earl’s mother when Earl was six.

Being the son of a fairly famous poet, as well as a fellow writer, Earl faces some unfairly high expectations regarding the depth of his lyrics.

The Right? placed at the end of the line is to signify that Earl is irritated with people meriting his lyrical ability with his poetic heritage

There is potential significance to the use of past tense here: daddy ‘was,’ not ‘is,’ a poet. The use of ‘daddy’ is in itself childish, mirroring the sentiment of ridicule.

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