This is for my soldier niggas looking in the mirror who
Sitting home scratching off serials eating cereal
He’s talking about “soldiers” in the struggle. “Scratching off serials” refers to removing the serial numbers from a gun so it can’t be identified, typically done if the gun has been stolen or used in a crime. “Eating cereal” refers to being poor.
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