Where I'm from the dope boys is the rock stars

from Kanye West (Ft. Adam Levine) – Heard 'Em Say Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Kanye addresses the same subject as in “We Don’t Care”. The way in which people from the hood have low expectations so they look up to whoever deals the “rocks”

Kanye did live in Chicago as a child but mostly had a middle class upbringing highlighted by teenage years in Oak Lawn, IL, a suburb located southwest of the city

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