And little sister's got a baby on hip
And her momma never home so the cycle is sick

from Zion I (Ft. Talib Kweli) – Temperature Lyrics on Rap Genius


young girls are gettin pregnant. But her own mother is never at home (an allusion to the fact that she is working full time or a fiend). “the cycle is sick” refers to the cycle of motherhood, and that girls should not be having children so young.

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