Wait for niggas to step up on some fighting shit
We get hype and shit and start lighting shit
So step away with your fist-fight ways
Motherfucker, this ain't back in the days

from The Notorious B.I.G. – Things Done Changed Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The recurring theme of the song: back in the 1970s, ghetto disputes used to be settled with fistfights, but Biggie and his pals are a new breed and because of the degradation brought on by the poverty and drug trade, they’ve taken up deadlier means.

Crews without guns are goners

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