Breaking days on the set, no sweat
Drunk off Moet, can't bag yet because it's still wet
But when that dry, bagging five at a time
I can clock about nine on the check cashing line
I had the first and the third, rehearse that's my word

from The Notorious B.I.G. – Everyday Struggle Lyrics on Rap Genius


Making crack involves mixing the ingredients with water, and Biggie clearly can’t sell it until it’s dry. Welfare checks normally arrive on the first of the month and SS/Disability on the third, so Big’s got the routine on lockdown as to when he can expect demand.

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