Got the blues of negative denim
Selvedge bleeds on my sole

from The Jealous Guys – Brainwashed By London Lyrics on Rap Genius


He’s setting up a major double entendre here. Denim is generally blue and his city’s brainwashing is also making him depressed (“blue”). The selvedge is the natural self-finished edge of the fabric that keeps it from unraveling. But in his blues, the blue of the denim is bleeding on his soul, and also the soles of his shoes perhaps.

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