It's hard to make Hov the footsteps you followin'
Especially when your niggas look like Carlton

from Childish Gambino – Fire Fly Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Gambino wants to become a force in Hip-Hop like the great Jay-Z, whose earlier work corresponds heavily with the gangsta rap influences of the mid-90s, and also has established street cred through his background of growing up in the Marcy Projects of Brooklyn and stint in drug-dealing. This street bonafides is juxtaposed with the character, Carlton Banks from the show “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

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