From the streets to the league, from a eighth to
A play on Biggie’s line from Things Done Changed: “Either your slingin' crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot”. In this song, Kanye is Graduating (making it), like an athlete making it to the league, a student making it into an Ivy league college, or a drug dealer upping the amount he sells.
Also a reference to the movie Paid in Full), in which the main character, Ace, started out peddling eighths of coke before moving up to kis. Ace was also loved playing basketball and mentioned that the only way to get out of his lifestyle is to be a ball player or drug dealer
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