You still rap? You still a fucking thorn?
Sticking yourself into more, war? For what?"

from Jean Grae (Ft. Talib Kweli) – Live Up Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Similar to the rest of the song, Jean positions herself as a thorn in the side of much commercial hip hop, causing trouble just by being herself. Her reference to getting into “war” may also be a subtle homage to Pharoahe Monch, and the title of his last album W.A.R. (We Are Renagades), which featured Jean on the track “Assassins”, which also appears on Cookies or Comas

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