To Mr. Ain't gon' be shit
Get a job, get your kids somethin' for Easter

from Freeway – Hear the Song Lyrics on Rap Genius


Freeway’s girl is being critical of his work ethic, an attitude commonly directed toward Black urban males. While obtaining a job and supporting your children are respectable aspirations that we should all strive for, some might argue that Freeway’s girl is overlooking some of the barriers between young Black males and stable employment and wealth — especially in today’s economy. See Forum Discussing Racial Disparity in Wealth & Jobs (Feb. 2012)

Freeway is also using this verse to introduce himself — “Mr. Ain’t gon' Shit.” This nihilistic theme is present later in the song (see verse three).

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