But hey, you know the sayin', "Fake it 'til you make it"

from J. Cole – Chaining Day Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Up and coming rappers often show off flamboyant lifestyles that they’re not actually living to give themselves a better image. So that when they do it seems it has always been there life.

Exhibition A: Correctional Officer Ross

Cole’s version

In this video, J. Cole addresses, in someways, and explains his meaning behind how he rose in the industry.

http://youtu.be/kSzPG0xMpLM?t=31s

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