And these days are so bittersweet
I guess it's just a balance we battle naturally

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

Meaning

This is refering to all the hype and controversy that has surrounded Kendrick Lamar in particular along with other members of TDE in recent days.

He says these days are bittersweet because…

On one hand
With other rappers coming at you, throwing shade, and dissing you, it can always be a negative, and be stressful or tiresome at times.

On the other hand
Black Hippy loves competition and when it comes time to eat, they have no problem stepping in the ring to knockout a couple would be threats. They rise to the ocassion, Battling comes naturally to them.

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