Lil' hood nigga used to pawn mom's jewelry

from TDE (Ft. Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q) – BET Cypher 2013 Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Kendrick has gone through a transformation financially these past years — from being a poor kid in the hood selling his mothers jewelry, to being on top of the hip hop-foodchain earning big money on rhymes.

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