Shifted keys gets your capital raised up

from Wale (Ft. J. Cole & Melanie Fiona) – Beautiful Bliss Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

1.) Keys refer to kilos — as in kilograms of cocaine. Shifting keys can be very profitable (and stupid).
2.) The SHIFT key allows you to access capital letters on a keyboard
3.) Keys refers to the “harmonic center” of a melody & musicians often use repeated elements with modifications. So for a recording artist, shifted keys can literally lead to increased capital.
4.) Wale is from Washington, DC; the US capital. He wants to RAISE UP the capital and bring some light to his hometown.
5.) Moving keys of cocaine could get you capital punishment if you get embroiled in some sketchy shit.

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