It did though, friends killed over small bills
I still go, hard spitting bars for them folk
He compared his grind to chasing a theif and in this line he continues the metaphor saying that in a way money did steal something, the lives of his friends who were killed over monetary differences that are a part of the game or killed for the money they had.
He does what he does to honor his friends, lost to the streets
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