It was 'bout busting raps and standing for something

from Eminem (Ft. Liz Rodrigues) – Survival Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

It was about your level of skill, what you were able to do with the microphone and not. About something for you to stand up for and defend lyrically (a belief, a social status, confidence…etc.) In opposition to the contemporary where fame and money are the main goals.

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