Nobody backing, it's like I made my own spine
My first apartment was my one and only co-sign
Famous by XV (Ft. Jazmine Sullivan & Sez Batters)

Vizzy is doing his thing without a cosign from a major artist/dj/celebrity. He made it this far and will continue to do so on his own, which is highly respectable.

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Trying to tell Warner I'll keep them in the black
Long as I'm spitting raps
Famous by XV (Ft. Jazmine Sullivan & Sez Batters)

In banking or accounting, black means positive money, red means negative money.
XV tells his label (Warner Bros.) that he will keep making them money as long as they let him rap.

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But it's funny how these bars help a nigga free his thoughts Famous by XV (Ft. Jazmine Sullivan & Sez Batters)

Its funny because bars are usually used to lock someone up (in a jail cell). In XV’s case, bars (his rhymes) help to free his mind.

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All the while my mom askin' why I'm truant at school Textbook Stuff by XV (Ft. Kendrick Lamar)

Truancy is like an unexcused absence from school; his mom asks him why he was skipping classes.

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Sometimes I took them to school to feel cool
Couldn’t bring the CD, the case was a jewel
Pictures On My Wall by XV

Refers to a jewel case, the packaging in which CDs usually come in. Also meaning that it was a jewel (valuable) so he didn’t want to take it to school…Probably because he didn’t want to get robbed.

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Never said “Loser”, lasers because we give ‘em light Words I Never Said (Freestyle) by XV

Its a reference to Lupe Fiasco’s album Lasers, which this beat is from. From the Lasers Manifesto: “We are not losers, we are lasers.”

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