Nigga feeling
Like the sun down even when the sun up

from J. Cole – The World is Empty Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

J. Cole is very pessimistic about life as it is. However, this line could also be interpreted as: his mother has two sons, J. Cole is the ‘sun/son up’ because he’s been to college and he’s making a life for himself. On the other hand, his brother who’s locked up is the ‘sun/son down’.

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