These are just a illustration
Of a few scenes that helped raise a generation
These final lines sum up the song’s purpose — Lupe is paying tribute to the classic hood movies that helped create the touchstones for a generation of filmgoers — and, paradoxically, helped create that generation’s sense of what’s “real.” .
These movies served the black community as examples of how to treat one another. .
They taught us honor, discipline, and respect by teaching us what not to do in order to preserve life and how encourage growth. We found the money & the bitches inspirational while still cherishing the lives of our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, and so forth…
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