The institution of slavery had serious repercussions on African Americans, one of them being racist institutions that instill fear.
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Common is a philanthropist — he tries to give more to others than he was given.
He is a supporter of PETA and the “Knowing is Beautiful Movement” (HIV/AIDS Awareness).
He has also founded the Common Ground Foundation which seeks to empower underprivileged youth.
The people that Com has met over the years have told him lies. Time, however, is the ultimate truth teller because it it uncovers lies and causes everything to happen according to truth.
Siddhartha Gautama one said, ““Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.”
This is because the universe reveals the three entities through its physical laws, including time.
He won’t stop till he’s living a grandiose lifestyle. He most likely refers to Tommy Lee Jones, an award winning film director and actor, who has a net worth of $85 million.
He’s become so accustomed to being poor that even if he gets rich, he won’t lose his humility.
Jon Connor is generally viewed as a mere lyricist and not much more. He’s saying that he’s more than that — he connects with his listeners and doesn’t make stuff up.
Fly City = Flint Town, Connor’s hometown
Real shit= doing robberies or slangin' rock, things that can get you shot.
Something Hav is familiar with being from Queens.
He’s from a family of convicts, some of who have passed away.
Reference to 2003 action film starring Vin Diesel.