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“Don’t get lost in the dangerous world” is a metaphor for going down the wrong path and abusing yourself with drug addiction. Stay inside and run along is a metaphor for when u feel the urge to try the drugs, DONT! Also plays along his earlier lines of “Sometimes I wanna just be normal like them other kids”, on rainy days during elementary school, kids stay inside, so staying inside plays off that line in being a kid and staying inside, while this is not going down the wrong path and not doing drugs.

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There on top of the world, one of the biggest names. Rozay doesn’t believe he is 2nd to anyone, he the best, he the Bawwssee. uggn

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A continuation of the Michael Jackson metaphor’s and a reference to the King of Pop’s hit single, “Black or White”.

Cole also revisits his race self-identity (Black or White.) Something he’s done several times, such as in “Rich Niggaz, and “The Cure

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DopeMickey98
December 5th, 2013

Also, he may be referring to Michael’s skin tone. As we all know, Michael was born black and he later changed the color of his skin which resembled that of a white man.

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A clever way of saying never fear of man. All human’s bleed, to not be afraid one someone who bleeds is to say to not be afraid of anyone.

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Clever wordplay. New Jersey’s NBA team was called the Nets, now there Brooklyn. Notice the sentence with Jersey is past-tense, then he “lost his team”, and none of his shots touched the “Nets”.

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August 10th, 2013

None of his shots at Jay Z touched him….

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Clever wordplay with the words “out” and “in”. If your OUT of your mind, how can you be INsane?

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March 8th, 2014

Ya. If how can he be insane if he’s in-sane. Being in the sane. Lol.

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At times, Kendrick didn’t think he could make it out of Compton by rapping.

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It’s a maad city. Gunshots everywhere, and never goes away, gunshots are firing before you even wake up in the morning…

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His inspiration was everything around him. Most likely, majority of his friends growing up in Compton were in gangs. Speaking the gang culture “fluent” is a clever way of stating they were in gangs.

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Like his idol said:

You have to be able to smile through all the bullshit

The “Crash Site” represents the repetitive sad result. For example, someone always being killed, shot, raped, etc.

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Ya, anyone care to explain the track title?

I don’t get that tho, Kendrick is from Compton.

I’m having difficulty understanding Scarface’s verse. Bestfriend kills the friend, who snitches on who after tho?

Also note the wordplay used for “tipping the scale” & “CRACKers”. Scales are used to weigh crack. Jay has a similar line where he uses “Scales lopsided, Im just restoring order” in Made It In America. For Jay, the scale is a metaphor for the inequality in his community, Push is saying “they” (gov’t) would rather see blacks as creackheads and kill themselves, therefore tipping the scale for the CRACKers to win. Goddamn genius.

Also notice the wordplay of “wipe”, as when we wipe our butts after we take a shit haha.

“If you was around, then you wouldn’t need a witness now” I think here cole is talking to the police, stating that had they been doing their job and watched the neighborhoods closely, things like this wouldn’t happen and they wouldn’t need the witnesses because they should be stopping the crime before it has happened, it’s their job aint it!

"I never hung out with the loud mouth" (Black Hippy – U.O.E.N.O.) | accepted

Also, notice the wordplay “hung out”, complimenting the Tarzan can get swung on line.

Also, for those who currently want to make the same mistake now, Andre 3000 is that “cool ass older man” who’s letting them know about their mistakes in advance.

"Ill education baby" (Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid) | accepted

and young women….

Is the character from the first verse (Dave) from another song is it he a new character?

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