Birthdays was the worst days
Now we sip champagne when we thirst-ay
Another parallel between hood life and his life now. Champagne is usually drank only on certain occasions (like birthdays). But back in the day birthdays were unbearable, because there was nothing to celebrate even though it was supposed to be a day of festivities. Biggie exaggerates drinking champagne whenever he is thirsty to illustrate his point that he can now afford to do so.
Also ties in to the line above; no gifts on Christmas or on birthdays, either
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