Let it breathe, I control, California living 'til I am old

from Kendrick Lamar (Ft. Dr. Dre) – The Recipe Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

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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