You was too young when the cancer went from your throat and into your brain

from R.A. The Rugged Man – Legends Never Die (Daddy's Halo) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

R.A’s father, John A. Thorburn, served in the Vietnam war, where he came in contact with the chemical known as “Agent Orange”, which is a gas that the U.S sprayed over the jungles in Vietnam to make the vegetation die and reveal hidden guerrilla soldiers. This chemical was very dangerous to humans and inhalation of the agent could result various diseases, and in John’s case, cancer. In 2010 the cancer spread from his throat to his brain, which ultimately led to his death.

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