He 13 goin on 26 and a half The Invitation by Saigon (Ft. Fatman Scoop & Q-Tip)

Just like Hova before him,, the drug game has made this kid grow up faster than a toddler pageant queen.

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And now he despises the shit-taker The Invitation by Saigon (Ft. Fatman Scoop & Q-Tip)

He’s become hard and has no respect for the people who take life as it comes. He only has respect for people who try to change their situation, even if it’s in a shady, dangerous way.

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He sucking on 40-ounces and pissing in elevators The Invitation by Saigon (Ft. Fatman Scoop & Q-Tip)

Subtle nod to Nas' classic line on Represent.

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As he grows he gets bitter now he acts up in class
He curses his teachers out tellin them they can kiss his ass
Soon as he didn't pass his mama whoopin his ass
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I wonder if the teach wrote her a note that said he might not pass beforehand…

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He only one-years-old
But knows he's unlucky and such
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Even as a small child, the kid knows something’s fucked up here that he’s not getting enough to eat.

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Theresa baby daddy got a bad habit of smoking money up
She gettin some strippin paper but saving up for a tummy tuck
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Poverty and bad decisions are a cyclical thing. The child that Saigon tells about in this verse was screwed from the beginning because he had no real role models. His father isn’t around and wastes money, and his mother makes money but prioritizes cosmetic surgery over feeding her child.

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It's the abandoned nation The Invitation by Saigon (Ft. Fatman Scoop & Q-Tip)

Over 2 million American citizens are in prison, about 1 in 142 of the US population (by far the largest proportion in the world). The nation has been abandoned because so many of its people are behind bars.

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Auburn The Invitation by Saigon (Ft. Fatman Scoop & Q-Tip)

Auburn Correctional Facility is yet another New York maximum security state pen (everyone’s invited!), this one the holder of the dubious honor of being the first site of execution by electric chair.

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Sullivan The Invitation by Saigon (Ft. Fatman Scoop & Q-Tip)

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Elmira The Invitation by Saigon (Ft. Fatman Scoop & Q-Tip)

Elmira was a POW camp used by the Union during the Civil War to house captured Confederate soldiers.

The camp was notorious for the high death rates of prisoners.

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