He said, "Hustler for death, no heaven for a gangsta" and
This cat’s beyond hustling all his life; he’s got a new one now, so he’s hustling beyond the grave.
I doubt that gangbangers and crack dealers have much of a shot at getting into heaven, especially when they look like this dude:
Often when somebody is committed to something their whole life, so much that they’re prepared to die for it, as is the case with MYH with respect to his hustling, they use “to death.” The fact that “for death” is used is significant; Lupe is probably indicating that hustlers bring about death, serving as its agents.
This line is a play on the saying “Hustler for life.” Since he is dead, he says “Hustler for Death.” It ties back with the chorus because when he’s faced with death, Michael Young doesn’t cry or beg for his life, he simply acknowledges that he is a “hustler for death” and that there is “no heaven for a gangster.” In doing so, he shows he’s not afraid and accepts the fact that he’s caught slipping.
As stated in “Superstar” Michael Young was denied entrance into heaven. For him there is literally no heaven.
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