But now I made it to the life
Couldn't make it to the class

from Freeway – Hear the Song Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Fortunately, young Leslie Pridgen was able to find success despite leaving class to be “on the block all day.” Other children may not be so lucky without the benefit of an education. The point of the story is, STAY IN SCHOOL. This is the best way to stick it to all the teachers that told you that you would never amount to nothing.

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