When The Dropout dropped, I had to cop me a money tree
To front on anybody who ever tried to front on me

from Kanye West (Ft. Game & Ludacris) – Where You At? (The Whole City Behind Us) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

When Kanye’s debut album The College Dropout dropped, Kanye became one of the hottest rappers at the time. He had to “cop a money tree” to show off to all the people who doubted him.

They say living well is the best revenge.

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