You ain't shit nigga!"

from J. Cole – Lost Ones Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

J Cole’s father wasn’t shit for leaving him and his mother. As the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, he isn’t shit for doing the same thing — leaving the baby and her.

Instead of rhyming these lines, J Cole repeats “you ain’t shit nigga,” to represent the repetitive cycle of single fathers in the hood.

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