A nigga barely over 20

from J. Cole – Lost Ones Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Like a lot of poems he writes from the perspective of some other person. A typical 20-year-old has no idea how to handle taking care of a child, as well as handle other responsibilities: working/paying the bills, running errands, making time for his family, etc.

The age of 20 is used to emphasise how unplanned and inconvenient this pregnancy is… and it’s a shame, because there are people even younger than 20 going through the same/worse situations.

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