Formulated my plan, motivated by dreams
Parlayed with my mans, motivated my team
Ced said, “Look, my niggas, we got a foot in”

from J. Cole – Return Of Simba Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Cole thought about his plan of attack into the rap game; this was something he always dreamed of and so he parlayed (conversed) with his peoples, got them motivated to support him and his dream. He told them that,“ yea we got our foot in the door; we out here, but I’m trying to be the best. Nobody gonna be fuckin with Cole. I want longevity.”

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