Ay 1996, my own room now, I'm hangin' posters up
Holes up in the wall my stepfather said I ain't supposed to
But I'm hoop dreamin', hangin up pictures of my idols

from J. Cole – I Got It Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In 1996, J. Cole’s dream was to play in the NBA, so his room reflected that and had posters of his favorite players.

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