Because the streets is a short stop
Either you're slinging crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot

from The Notorious B.I.G. – Things Done Changed Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

If you grow up in the ghetto, you feel that you only have two routes to escape:

  1. Become a famous basketball player

  2. Become an astronaut (j/k! #2 is “sell crack”)

This went on to be sampled by Cam'ron in S.D.E.

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