As I sit back and look when I used to be a crook
Doing whatever it took from snatching chains to pocketbooks

from The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready To Die Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Biggie exploited his “stick-up kid” past thoroughly on his debut album (see “Gimme The Loot”)

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