That's why I abuse you who are not thugs
Continues the oblique ‘used to love h.e.r’ reference above—
The song points out the difference between ex-thugs becoming MCs and staying true to the spirit of the culture (cool in common’s book) and new rappers trying to make a name for themselves using thug imagery/narratives because it’s commercially viable.
If you’re one of the latter, Common will abuse you
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