The Killing Fields were the nickname given to the parks located around Cabrini-Green, due to the number of lives lost there
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In The Matrix, protagonist Neo discovers the power of being able to stop bullets
In the context of the story, I am religious about taking another man’s life. I am Christian
Islam is a favored religion among poor African-Americans. Such an example would be Rakim, who was born William Michael Griffin Jr., and changed his name due to the emergence of The Nation of Gods and Earths in New York.
Note the assonance (With the “im” sound):
To foreign ears (such as someone in a different demographic, like suburban, white, Colorado), the idea of trying to instinctively survive is confusing and hard to connect to.
Note the assonance:
The ultimate security in gang life is a gun. This is similar to a real war in the aspect of “kill or be killed”.
Alliteration: Common “S” sound
Gang-surrounded life is a scary place. Any day you can be living on a street corner, or dead. It really is all about surviving
Charles “Big Chuck” Dorsey was a high ranking G.D. member. His group, called the Renegade Krayzie Krew, was one of the best selling drug groups under the G.D.’s
The comparison here is between chickens and gangsters.
Chickens are raised in a coup, and then are butchered. Gangsters grow up in the projects and often die from gang violence.
It is also a double entendre for Coupe cars, which are frequently owned by drug dealers in the projects.
After the split, no one knew what was going to happen.
Note the profit/prophet homophone rhyme