And you gotta be in pain if you wanna make it,
Beat the competition unethically as you fake it,
Forget The Past by Def Manic 15

In other words, if you want to become anything in life, you have to struggle and go through pain, and sometimes even do unethical things to beat the competition until you get there.

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A shame cause my whole family's running, away from me,
I guess the past really creeps up on you what a shame,
I just gotta understand the intensity of the game,
Forget The Past by Def Manic 15

He feels more and more distant from his family as he gets more into his music career as he barely sees them, but he wishes they would understand that rather then ignore him.

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And everybody wanna be with you cause you getting fans and all,
Just remember the time when your back was on the wall,
Then they come back when you get a bit of that money,
Forget The Past by Def Manic 15

When you are doing well and getting money/fans from music, everyone wants to be your friend, but you have to remember the times when you had nothing and be grateful for it and acknowledge those who helped you then.

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If you still get offended by shit in 012,
You needa pack your bags and leave this damn hell,
It's not for you like it's for others,
Forget The Past by Def Manic 15

He feels that in 2012, you shouldn’t get offended by what people say because it’s just words without meaning nowadays, especially on the internet.

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Kelis used to bring them lil boys right in the street, Forget The Past by Def Manic 15

This is a reference to the Kelis song “Milkshakes” where she “brought the boys to the yard”.

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Forget your past and just live for the future,
Keep bumping dope music that'll eventually move ya,
Forget The Past by Def Manic 15

Here he is saying that you shouldn’t let the past dwell on you and that you should just continue with your passion no matter what.

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And it's fucked up what a lack of cash will do, Forget The Past by Def Manic 15

It’s hard to do the things you want without having enough money, which also relates to the previous line of why they robbed the house.

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You and me, when we go and we popping the locks,
Cause we left the keys in the back car of the cops,
Forget The Past by Def Manic 15

In other words, him and his friend did everything together, and even got caught breaking into a house and arrested by Police.

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And then I get it quick, these bitches all up on my dick,
Just wanna be my own man and Ima just call it quits,
Honourable Mention by Def Manic 25

In other words, he moves fast and independently to keep clear of distractions and to get things done.

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Yeah that's really cool till the day you finally die,
So what's the point of the hustle as time flies by then you gone.
Honourable Mention by Def Manic 25

In other words, he doesn’t want to take this for granted and wants to appreciate everything that he now has in life, while trying to maintain work ethic at the same time.

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