Let it breathe, I control, California living 'til I am old
He represents Compton and California till he dies
“Let it breathe” is him telling the listener to let the last line (…cause Stevie know I control/ eye control) sink in, give it some thought because you may not have initially understood the line. That line is also helping Kendrick control the beat breathe, a tricky way Kendrick uses to show how good his flow is by changing the rhythm of it on a dime before going back in.
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