And we been hangin from the same tree, ever since
The above “lynched” as in Merrill Lynch-“ed” runs into the next verse meaning to “lynch” someone, hanging a person from a tree.
This also follows with the “invested in that” from the previous line, which refers to the number black men that became drugs dealers as opposed to aspiring to more legitimate enterprises. With drugs being the new investment/growth strategy to grow one’s assets, then he uses the Merrill Lynched wordplay to tie to the two together.
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