The grim reaper walking with his shovel right behind me
Trying to introduce me to the untimely unkindly

from Jay Electronica – Dear Moleskine Lyrics on Rap Genius


The Grim Reaper is a common symbolism of death, and someone close to death is said to have ‘the grim reaper looming’.

Jay is saying that death is trying to take him away from life too early, which is literally an ‘unkind’ and ‘untimely’ ending. .

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