Long as you know consequences are given for livin' - the fence is
Too high to jump in jail
Too low to dig, I might just touch hell - HOT!

from Outkast – B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

André cautions his listeners that while 1999 is a good year to act a fool and be yourself, you still have to remember that there are consequences for your actions. If you do something stupid and get yourself thrown in jail, that is going to stick with you for the rest of your life.

The “too high to jump” “too low to dig” part emphasizes how difficult it is to escape from jail — both physically, and in terms of the rest of your life. The fence is too high to overcome, and you would have to dig all the way down to hell just to have a shot to dig under it.

This line could also be a reference to rapper DMX’s debut album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot.

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