My pops told me, told me, "Make money
But the money you make don't make you"

from Vic Mensa (Ft. Beldina & Rockie Fresh) – Time Is Money Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

His father instilled in him the moral to never let his personality be altered by the presence of money. So no matter how rich and famous he gets, he will remain the same way he was before the money. Countless rappers take the opposite route and did a 360 on their personalities, dawning large gold chains and abandoning the people they knew before the fame.

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