You can tell a lot about someone from their girl — if she’s acting up, you probably are too; but if she’s living it up, you probably are too
That’s the difference between you and Push
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Over a year after this track released, the world learned that Kim Kardashian is pregnant with Yeezy’s first baby!
To be “on papers” is slang for being on probation or parole
Referring to the “pressure” from the last line — high blood pressure
A play off “shade” and “bright”
Shade is a slang term for disrespect. Wale doesn’t pay attention to those who try to disrespect him.
Wale made it out of where only the strongest make it out, and that’s saying something
Homicide is praised amongst Ross’s boys. The hoodies represent their shadiness/ sneakiness.
Of course, black is the color of funerals, so this creates death imagery too
Young black men are killed just for wearing hoodies, and murder is unpunished and glorified.
This is an allusion to the murder of Trayvon Martin and both the alleged racism/hoodie bias that surrounded it and the following protests in which youth wore hoodies like his.
Even though the young man hasn’t seen his mom in a little bit, he has basically never seen his dad (18 referring to years), who skipped out on the family early — that’s a deadbeat
Don’t fall into evil — be it sinning against God or getting money illegally. Wale originally said the latter part of this line in his Too Much Talk Freestyle