So why you pushing it? Why you lying for? I know where you live
I know your folks, you was a sucka as a kid
Most rappers with elaborate but apocryphal origins stories (especially since the advent of the internet) are generally busted by at least one kid they grew up with who knows the truth, and having your mafioso persona disproven is probably going to do more damage to your image than just telling the truth about where you came from.
It’s also disputable whether there’s any real advantage to telling the stories in the first place (“Why you pushing it?”) and aligning yourself with disadvantages you never experienced — glorifying and dwelling on negativity does nothing to raise consciousness about the real social issues involved, something OC is committed to
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