Countin all the fingers and the toes
Now I suppose, you hope the little black boy grows, huh

from Pete Rock (Ft. C.L. Smooth) – They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Every parent looks to make sure that their child is born normal (i.e. the well known counting of fingers and toes to make sure there is ten of each). The added concern of parents in the inner city is that their child will grow to adulthood and not get caught up in the street life and die young like so many have.

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