Whoa, remember when we used to brag about
2 zeroes on a check, now that's just a sad amount
This line is a reference to the common hood mentality that a paycheque with only 2 0’s — in the hundred-dollar-range — was adequate to live off of.
This line talks about Thewz’s awakening, and the realization that life was even MORE of a struggle than he had thought, and he mourns the fact that at the time, he thought it was a privilege to make an amount that he now sees as pennies.
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