Just got word from my mans on the island,

from Joey BADA$$ (Ft. CJ Fly) – Hardknock Lyrics on Rap Genius


His friend is locked up on Rikers Island Prison.

Another possible interpretation.

Island could also refer to Staten Island. Staten Island is known for being indulged in mainstream culture, while BK is known for rappers and hipsters, that way of thinking. Joey’s friend from SI could be seeking life guidance.

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