Despite how far he’s gotten, he still has a long road ahead of him in the game.
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He had a dream that he probably wrote down and planned out, and carried out leaving the rest to fate.
Even if he makes it, he won’t spend it all on things to show off, while other rappers are crossing their fingers to do just that.
I think he’s saying that they’re lieing (crossing fingers) when they rap as oppose to J.cole who is telling the truth
the line above saying hes “slightly different from these rappers who just spit it but dont live it*” so i think it makes more sense that hes saying other rappers are lieing so they’re crossing their fingers just to make it.
Playing off ‘contagious,’ he further addresses his sickness by saying you’ll ‘get it’ (understand) when he rhymes.
also because he is “spitting” the lyrics
Effectively saying his lyrics are sick in one word.
Representing his home city, and saying he hopes you like his latest song/mixtape/album.
He’s taking his dreams and putting all he’s got into it. He’s got lyrics to make you think, and he’s ready to take the world using that avenue.
Maybe he can prove that the above line is true
It’s a common misconception/notion in hip-hop that once you get a deal your life is made.