Still tote your vest man, niggas be tripping
In the streets without a gat? Nah, nigga you're slipping

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

Meaning

This isn’t exactly your parent’s feel good life lesson. Though he tells other guys living criminal lives about how nice it is to get past that lifestyle, he still recommends carrying weapons and wearing bullet proof vest for protection

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