Discounts never did amount to a check

from Kendrick Lamar (Ft. Gunplay) – Cartoon & Cereal Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A metaphor on work-ethics.

Don’t take shortcuts and avoid the hard things in life.
In order to gain fame, you got to go trough pain.
NO PAIN, NO GAIN

Also could refer to his rise in the rap game, as people’s discounts of him (counting him out) did not amount to anything, cuz he is on the rise.

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