Laid on that matress and feel colder than a polar bear
But this bear was in California
Kendrick Lamar is from Compton; his city filled with violence, so even though Cali weather is on point, the lunacy of his hood makes him feel cold.
The state flag of California also includes an image of the California Golden Bear
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT THE GOLDEN BEAR
The California Golden Bear went extinct in 1922. The last one was shot in California. This could also be an alternate interpretation to the line. Kendrick is afraid that he will go extinct in this “maad city”.
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