I work really hard, don't care about those other friends,
Who beat me up and robbed me when I really had no ends,
Honourable Mention by Def Manic 25

A lot of his so called “friends” betrayed him when he was younger, so he learnt not to trust people very early on.

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I make it to the top and they still crying for their mummy back, Honourable Mention by Def Manic 25

While he succeeded in doing what he wanted to do, other people are still sitting around making excuses and blaming others for why they didn’t make it.

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They say life is short, but I don't really fuck with that, Honourable Mention by Def Manic 25

He doesn’t want to acknowledge that life is short and wants to keep enjoying it and working hard without worrying about any of that.

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And I had to change my attitude, it wasn't right,
Hanging out at all times at night,
It was really bad in my life,
When your own Mom nearly pulled me in,
Slapped me out and told me I had sinned,
But all I wanted was success and it got to me,
So, work hard, so committed, then I finally did it.
New Light by Def Manic 10

Even though he had the hustling attitude where he would often neglect his family, he still dealt with the consequences and succeeded in what he wanted to do.

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It was the only option I ever had,
To return to a proud Dad,
The only one that ever cared for me,
And seen me gracefully,
New Light by Def Manic 10

He had to see his family again who he’s been neglecting for all this time and he hopes they are still proud of him.

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And it's crazy to think my shot wasn't that long,
But got too cocky and I left in a minute,
Picked up my bags and never looked back while I'm sinning,
So I, got on the jet with a ticket to go,
And I don't give a fuck at all so
New Light by Def Manic 10

After a while he realized that he was really close to making his dreams come true but he got too cocky and gave up for a moment.

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Damn so I had you on the back burner in life,
Shit I fucked up cause you more famous then ever,
It's like you and that Wiz just really made it together,
New Light by Def Manic 10

Here he is talking about other rappers who he slept on and who have now made it bigger then him. More specifically Mac Miller who he slept on at the beginning until him and Wiz Khalifa made it in the game.

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So I, gotta tell you the second side to my story,
When I finally made it, had it all in my glory,
Then I, understood there's more to success then just trying,
Really gotta be willing to lie,
Be deceiving, and buying anything else in the way if you can,
That's the only man you really gotta be,
Otherwise fuck the industry and never come back looking at me,
New Light by Def Manic 10

In other words, it’s not all about trying/working hard to make it, you also have to make sacrifices and betray people you love and lie to others if necessary.

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Never really gave a fuck about this bitch ass singer, New Light by Def Manic 10

He is referring to the girl he was seeing at the time who was also a singer who tried to use him to get ahead in her career.

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Tryna win a Grammy Ima show you what I'm about, New Light by Def Manic 10

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