But legislation got this new policy, three strikes and you're ruined
Now where your crew at? Yeah..

from Outkast (Ft. André 3000, Backbone, Big Boi & Cool Breeze) – Slump Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The three-strikes law first came into effect in 1993, so it was relatively new when this song dropped in ‘98. It stated that after 3 felonies, repeat offenders will be put behind bars for 25 years to life. So Big Boi contemplates if the brief time in the limelight outweighs the risk of spending 25 years away from your friends and family.

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