Before I pushed rhymes like weight, I used to wanna play for the NBA
Most black children growing up have dreams of ending up playing basketball in the NBA, Ab-Soul was one of them. He’s saying before he started pushing rhymes like some kids push weight, he wanted to do so. Those dreams were shattered when he contracted Stevens-Johnson Syndrome:
…It was very, very life-changing for me. It hindered my vision and my skin configuration. It definitely put a huge dent in my hoop dreams. I even kept trying to play. I tried to keep playing with my shades on, it was real funny when I think about it now. A lot of my friends were real cool about it. They wouldn’t make me feel different or anything like that, but I just kind of figured… I won’t have the sharp vision for that.
The way he pronounces “weight” is almost a homonym of Wade, which draws to mind NBA Basketball player Dwayne Wade. “I push rhymes like weight” is also a line from Ice Cube’s “Pushin' Weight.”
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