You seen my trigger finger, then I started shootin'
That was nicotine, I'm bout to smoke 'em all
And journalists involved should've known my music
A play on the word “smoke”:
Smoke/Smoked — Death from being shot to death by a gun
Smoking a cigarette, or the cigarette itself
Nicotine is the addictive part of the cigarette, and someone who has a trigger finger cannot stop shooting off their gun. ‘'Smoke 'em all’‘ continues the cigaratte reference and also ties in with the shooting. It means both they got him stressing so much that he has to smoke a whole pack and that he gotta eliminate them all.
Every rapper gets critics that don’t know about them and just give opinions based on appearance. Kendrick is faced with critics who aren’t familiar with his own style of music and therefore shouldn’t judge it without listening to the lyrics.
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