Acting like Harlem was a half a mile ‘way
Them niggas at the mom and pop would laugh in my face
Forgot I was a dude from a very small place

from XV – Be There, Be Square Lyrics on Rap Genius


Because of his behavior, one would have thought XV lived right down the block from Mase’s neighborhood and people would ridicule him for it.

“Mom and pop” refers to “mom and pop” stores. These are owned and managed by small groups instead of large corporations and can be found in small cities such as Wichita. .

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