Gon' give a nigga a gig then
Help a brother get up out this pigpen

from Big Boi (Ft. Vonnegutt) – Follow Us Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

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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