I'm in the matter of man arm wrestling hands I was dealt
When I said the music business was all I needed

from Drake (Ft. Kendrick Lamar) – Buried Alive (Interlude) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A record deal and fame was all he ever wanted. But when he finally signed his contract the A&R’s/the music business' hand shake felt strong and painful like a match of arm wrestling.

Kendrick talks about the hands he was dealt. Simply put, he is fighting the odds and the fact that he was born in somewhat poverty to reach success.

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