God help me, cause I'm starvin, can't get a job
So I resort to violent robberies, my life is hard

from 2Pac – My Block (Remix) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This was the biggest problem for most thugs or just African Americans living in the ghetto, they got labeled as criminals just because of their race which makes it harder for them to get hired. Easily, they get frustrated and lured into the drug game and easy money.

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