But everything is fair

from Black Star (Ft. Common) – Respiration Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He is basically saying “it’s like that and that’s the way it is,” though the sentiment may be read as sarcastic when taken in context with the next line.

Perhaps a retort to A Tribe Called Quest’s Everything is Fair. In Redford’s city, things certainly don’t seem fair.

Though the film The Dark Knight was made way after this song, this quote by the Joker echoes the same sentiments:

You know the thing about chaos? It’s fair.

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