But gravity had me up in a submission hold

from Chance The Rapper (Ft. BJ The Chicago Kid & Saba) – Everybody's Something Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

No matter how much he dreamed, the reality of his situation — manifested as gravity in this metaphor — brought him back to Earth (ie. the violence surrounding him made him realize what his life really was).

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