Prioritize on our lives and made you into a business

from Childish Gambino – Centipede Lyrics on Rap Genius


In this line, as well as the previous four lines, Gambino uses a long established analogy in hip-hop where he makes you think he’s describing his relationship with a former female interest when in reality he’s describing his career.

Here’s a list of the songs where rappers have done this before Gambino.

I Used to Love H.E.R by Common
Homecoming by Kanye West
25 to Life by Eminem
Drake’s Unforgettable

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