Get a life, now they on sale
Then I might cast you a spell, look at what came in the mail
A scale and some Arm and Hammer, soul gold grill and a baby mama
Black Cadillac and a pack of Pampers

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

Meaning

3 Stacks does a good job of comparing and contrasting the two life paths you can take as a young kid in the hood in these lines. You can either use Arm & Hammer to cook cocaine into crack in hopes to be able to afford a nice car one day, or try to make an honest living and settle down with a family.

This is also a description of the unique place his life was in at the time. André and Big Boi both started off as stereotypical Southern hustlers rocking gold teeth and braids, but settled down when their baby mamas gave birth to their children. The “Black Cadillac and a pair of Pampers” is a link between his old life and his new one — he is carrying diapers for his baby son in a car he bought using money from his hustling days.

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