Never been a fan of flashing
Probably cause I never could, said if I had it, never would
Then I got my first little taste of paper
And I splurged, I guess it's just the nigga urge

from J. Cole – Can I Live Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He’s saying that that he was humble and didn’t show off probably because he didn’t have anything to show at the time but once he got a taste of some good money, the nigga buried within couldn’t resist showing off

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