I from where niggas keep they mouth closed and the gate shut

from Jay Electronica – Who's Gonna Save My Soul Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Jay lived in the Magnolia projects which is infamous for it’s large rate of violence and crime rate. Snitching is considered a bad thing, so if you saw something it’s better to keep your mouth closed. Also, due to the crime there it was wise to just lock your house up

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