Since my uncles was institutionalized
My intuition has said I was suited for family ties

from Kendrick Lamar (Ft. GLC) – Poe Man's Dreams (His Vice) Lyrics on Rap Genius


Since his uncles are in prison, he thought he would just follow suite.

Also, a clever play on words because a tie is worn with a suit.

Family Ties is also a song by Cam'ron which Kendrick could be referring to. Frequently he has said that Cam'ron was an influence on his music. Also, family ties meaning gangs — his Uncles were bloods… he was liklely to be one too.

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