Gon' give a nigga a gig then
Help a brother get up out this pigpen
Big Boi hopes to combat the high unemployment rate from the time this album was recorded by giving unsigned rappers record contracts through his Purple Ribbon label, or even just by helping them perform at important concerts (“gigs”) that give them a better shot at getting noticed.
The “pigpen” refers to the overall shitty situation these unsigned rappers are living in, as well as jail — aka “the pen(etentiary)”.
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