Killers Born Naturally like, Mickey and Mallory
Not knowing the ways'll get you capped like an NBA salary

from Black Star (Ft. Common) – Respiration Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Great play on words of the 1994 movie starring Woody Harrelson, Juliet Lewis and Tom Sizemore

People who are considered “out-of-towners” are advised to wise up in unknown places or end up not being able to prosper financially

“Capped” has two meanings here. The first relates to caps on NBA salaries, first introduced in 1984, while the second describes getting shot.

“Killers Born Naturally” —> the ghetto “creates” crime by providing the conditions in which pathological behavior flourishes

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