You don't want problems, I promise, man
I take you to the promise land
You don't want problems, I promise, man

from J. Cole – Trouble Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This line, the promised land is actually six-feet deep, the grave, which is promised by God. Cole basically is saying not to mess with him because he’ll take you to the promised land, that being right here:

As this song proceeds the song “Mo Money”, Cole is saying that he promises that we don’t want money because it brings problems aka “Trouble” (Mo Money = Mo Problems). Furthermore, all the things that Cole raps about in this song are a cause of him having money.

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