Hey yo you better be a true friend to 'em
Before the shit put an end to 'em
Or give a pen to 'em
Or lock 'em up in the studio with a mic
Cause on the real it might save his life

from The Roots – Water Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

If someone close to you is struggling with drugs, you should talk to them and get them help immediately before it’s too late.

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