Said I'm never gonna be a thang
So I listened and skipped school

from Freeway – Hear the Song Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Freeway’s verse really illuminates how the perception that inner city youth are destined for failure can easily become a self-fulfilling prophecy when instilled in them as children. Students faced with perceptions of inevitable failure are bound to buy into that mind set at one point or another.

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