We done been through many meals, a couple of deals
We done shared clothes and wheels, killed mics and reels
We done rocked shows abroad and slept on floors
Trying to figure what the fuck we gettin' slept on for
Or what we walking with the weap'-on for

from The Roots – Water Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Malik B and Black Thought were the core MCs of The Roots through early tours, did lots of tracks and videos together, toured internationally, all while the band was mostly slept on by the industry (if not fans). So they went through the hard times together before the band really broke out.

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