He told me we needed to rap quick
Cause he had did some bad shit
And would be gone for years
Spending these last two days with his momma and his kids
Common’s friend is going to prison in two days and wants to spend his remaining time with his family, so he tells Common that they have to make this quick. Also, notice how Common doesn’t specify what “bad shit” was done. This may be to keep the focus of the song on the various artists' interpretations of heaven.
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