Now I remember I used to be cool
Till I stopped fillin' out my W-2

from Ice Cube – A Bird in the Hand Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The w-2 is an IRS form for income declaration.
Ice states that he was popular until he started declaring his income.
This may be a reference to the fact that people started listening to him when he got popular, like many do.

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