I'm tryna reach Cloud 9, that's what my niggas 'bout
But it never rain in California unless the pistols out
Until then, my feet planted on the ground

from Kendrick Lamar (Ft. BJ The Chicago Kid & Punch) – Faith Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He refers to Tony! Toni! Toné!’s song, It Never Rains In California. Punch’s trying to get to a better place in life, above the evils, but the only clouds in Cali seem to be the ones that rain bullets and blood. He’ll persevere and fight for it though.

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