I ride, you ride, bang
One chopper, one hundred shots, bang
Hop out, do you bang?
Two chopper, two hundred shots, bang

from Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The bridge is all a play on words of the dangerous Comptoin lifestyle themed in this album, to actual fireshots, comparing them to liquor shots; both can take you down.

Note also the peer pressure theme; The more shots you take, the more you influence someone else to do the same. Thus the cycle continues: since Kendrick or the homie’s doing it, it must be cool, whether it be drinking, shooting someone, or fucking someone.


In “Hop out, Do you bang?” he references on how it goes down in Compton walking down the streets as a youngster and having gangsters stop their cars and hop out to ask him about which gang he is affiliated to, then Kendrick proceeds to flee from them, hence the 100 shots fired at him by the gang bangers pursuing him.

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