Think you a man with a gun in your waist
Let the cops disrespect you right in front of your face
Take it out on your girl, punch her in the face
You ain't a thug you a waste of space

from Talib Kweli (Ft. Res) – We Got the Beat Lyrics on Rap Genius


Talib is calling out violent men who think they’re powerful because they physically intimidate people. He’s saying they can’t stand up to the police and so these men need to hit bully less powerful people to feel strong and in control. According to Talib, doing this does not make you a man or a thug, it makes you a waste of space

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