But now I'm sinking so deep I can't come up for air, air, ah

from B.o.B – So Hard To Breathe Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The fame and rap lifestyle are taking over B.o.B. He is struggling to stay above business as usual and maintain his integrity.

According to one of the wisest Rap Geniuses, this is symbolic of whales. I applaud him for thinking so deeply. Only B.o.B could be so clever in depicting himself as one of nature’s most graceful creatures.

Whales breath air and must come to the surface to exhale used air and inhale fresh air. Now the whale (B.o.B, check line 3) can’t breach… probably because mosquitoes (haters) are out there waiting.

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