The first album I ever bought was Run DMC’s Raising Hell, back in ‘87. Never looked back.
nah man, he’s making sure no one is going to see them smoking crack
The ‘lines’ here are the previous crack baby comment he questioned her about- he read between the lines, and now he’s back here
You got it all twisted up- this is the girl feeling him out to see if he’s down with smoking rock.
Putting someone in a bath full of cold water and giving them downers is what you do when they’re speeding out. Given the recurrent theme of crack in the track, we’re talking about a buddy that’s all fucked up on crack and you gotta bring him down or take him to emerg- which is a bad goddamn scene.
You guys got it all twisted. This song is about crack addiction. 8 doobies to the face- fuck that…got a high tolerance when your age don’t exist- that’s a straight up declaration that 8 joints, a case of beer, a couple pills and a half gram just don’t cut it when you’re fiending. The ADHD is used as a metaphor for the experience of being wired- overstimulated, talking a mile a minute, etc.
After 10 listens, I still hear
‘Cause now there’s kids doing grown man BIDS nigga’
Relating this to the line above, my take on this is-
Don’t get sent back to prison or your 14 year old may end up in there with you