Me knowing this, why should the verses I have laid
Be more important to me than the persons I have raised
His children are much more important than his music.
There’s some persons/purses wordplay going on here. He’s acknowledging that some of his verses and songs are made to be more accessible to the radio listening public because without the money (to provide for his family), he is failing. He explicitly expands on this below as he talks about his children being ‘paid’.
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