We ain’t got nothing to lose, motherfucker we rolling

from Kanye West (Ft. Dwele) – Power Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He says that the system is broken, the schools are closed, and somehow, many politicians still say America is getting better. Kanye here acknowledges a bit of fatalism: “No school to go to, and we’re going to get arrested anyway. So, ‘mothafuckas, we rollin’!”

This is also an allusion to gambling. If you have nothing to lose, you become more willing to “roll the dice” and take risks.

Another reaction to such a fatalistic attitude is to do drugs. “rolling” is a slang term for tripping on amphetamines (speed, molly, ecstasy etc.)

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