You stay the same
But homie if you change, may you change for the better
Possibly an allusion to the late and great 2Pac, and his introduction in the clean version of “I Ain’t Mad at Cha”. This is a song that J. Cole commonly covers at his live performances as a tribute to the legend.
Pac’s intro goes as follows,
Change? Everybody changes. That’s all a part of growin' up. As long as when you change, the change is for the better…
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