Niggas be hanging off of trees in the woods
Like the hood,

from Lil B – Trapped in Prison Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Lil B compares the racist practice of lynching (hanging black people by their necks to trees, often done by the KKK) to modern black youths “hanging” around the hood and becoming thugs. The cycle of gangs and violence in the hood is something that black people can’t get out of, imprisoning them the much like the white racists of the past — except they’re doing it to themselves now, psychologically.

SLAVERY

MENTAL SLAVERY

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