If a hater snatch your chain, I bet it still won't free you

from J. Cole – Chaining Day Lyrics on Rap Genius


This means if someone who wants your chain robs you for it, it wont free you or stop making you think materialistically. As it says in the next line you’ll just go back to making enough money to get another one.

Cole is also referencing chains and slavery like he has in other songs. “snatch yo chain, I bet it still won’t free you.” Saying you’ll still be a slave to your materialistic ways.

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