If all the gangs in the world unified
We'd stand a chance against the military tonight

from Ab-Soul (Ft. Danny Brown & Jhene Aiko) – Terrorist Threats Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Everyone knows that there’s strength in numbers. Instead of fighting each other, the gangs should stand up to the REAL enemy — the government. The power of thinking as a group could be used to force the government to live up to its promises for many people who need and deserve the help.

It’s important to note that Soul says we would “stand a chance”. He’s not saying that we would definitely beat them, but to him, the risk is worth the reward.

It is the thought of this idea of rebellion that leads to government funneling money into prison systems to keep gangs and various criminals from unifying. It’s as if the government has been playing against the gangs, and the gangs had no clue they were in a game. Ab is basically telling gangs to buckle down in the second half and to switch their focus.

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