Well, it’s Kendricks opinion.
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sounds like Yeezy’s “hehhh?”
Jay Rock does what he wants, no matter how obscene or how others will look down upon it. Similar to how “Sagging” your jeans and showing your ass is frowned upon.
He doesn’t give a fuck if you don’t appreciate his sound, he knows the streets will feel him regardless.
Writing music allows him to do something productive, and he’s making this music for the hood to vibe with, making music for the people.
It’s a long-standing stereotype that “Dreads” or “Dread Heads” all either sell or at least smoke marijuana.
One of the famous sayings of Malcolm X is “By any means Necessary!” So Kendrick is saying he’ll succeed no matter what, so if he does a bad deed, it’s only to help his career.
He’s gonna make this beat his own, he’s gonna take it lyrically
“Gimme that beat, fool, this a full time jack” also refers to a line from Jay-Z’s Pump It Up Freestyle
and like all things Jay-Z, he used an Ice Cube line from Jackin' for Beats, “Give me that beat fool, it’s a full time jack move.” Kendrick more than likely got it from Cube than that Jay-Z.
An obituary is something in a newpapers use to provide brief details on someone who recently died.
He’s saying read that obituary makes you think of death… Which is scary.
The crates of scary pictures could symbolize the boxes and boxes of pictures from a family member who recently died. after they die all you have left is their pictures
Even though most people are aware of the risks of what selling drugs can bring, people in the hood still do it… Because it’s natural and is already happening all around them.