You gotta operate the easy way
"I made a G today" but you made it in a sleazy way
Selling crack to the kids, "I gotta get paid!"
Well hey, but that's the way it is
On the one hand, being real: hard work, low pay, implies agreeing with your mother
On the other hand, selling crack: easy, big money, popular with the ladies
Pac’s trying to bring to the dealer’s attention that he is profiting out of the kids who are hooked on the drugs. And as we all know, drugs are destructive to people’s lives. Pac doesn’t agree with him, but he understands that life’s a game and we all need to make money for obvious reasons. I believe Pac’s bringing up a morality issue here and this is an example of how some people don’t care about others as long as they make money. But that’s the way it is and it must be changed.
Criticizing the capitalist status quo which motivates people to do evil things (like selling drugs to kids) in order to turn a profit. The definition of status quo is “the way it is”
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