My green is Cabrini
My project should shoot past
Give And Take by Kembe X (Ft. Chance The Rapper) 14

Play on the infamous Cabrini-Green high rise projects in Chicago which were torn down in the early 2000’s.

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For shoe fans, come walk a mile inside my Varsity Blues Give And Take by Kembe X (Ft. Chance The Rapper) 14

“Varsity Blues” is the name of a pair of Nike SB Dunks that released in the summer of 2009..

Also a play on him being a would-be senior in high school if he hadn’t dropped out to be a rapper at the highest level.. like the movie “Varsity Blues”

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I heard my old shit was dull, touched with elegance
Stepped into my closet and skullfucked the skeletons
Give And Take by Kembe X (Ft. Chance The Rapper) 14

Kembe realizes that his first songs were dull, because he didn’t completely open up. He’s saying fuck all the things he felt like he had to hide, and displaying them for the world to see.

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It's like fuck it, since most of our daddies done moved away
I been livin kinda grimy, just getting me through the day
Give And Take by Kembe X (Ft. Chance The Rapper) 14

Most urban youth, like Kembe and Chance, were raised without a consistent father figure. So without proper training, they find themselves doing whatever it takes to get by.

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I'm tryna make some shit for the burbs
Without some city niggas trippin like "That shit for the birds"
Give And Take by Kembe X (Ft. Chance The Rapper) 14

Where Kembe’s from, there’s a feud between the city and the suburbs.. He’s just wants to represent his area without receiving the hate that Chicago is notorious for giving.

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We all lose it once, shit stop the violence
Cause we all come from one big drop
Give And Take by Kembe X (Ft. Chance The Rapper) 14

Everyone gets upset, but X doesn’t see it as a good cause for violence because at the end of the day.. We’re all the same person, with different experiences.

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My guy.. push bars and grams, it's just supply and demand
Fuck drugs
I stay regrettin gettin high when I land
Give And Take by Kembe X (Ft. Chance The Rapper) 14

Kembe’s peers do an array of different things, one of them raps and sells weed because his environment requires it..

The rapper tries to keep from partaking in the buying or selling, because he sees no good coming from it.

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Excuse the height of my pants, I
Hate to offend
Pretendin to give a fuck, while establishin where I stand
Give And Take by Kembe X (Ft. Chance The Rapper) 14

Speaking for his generation, Kembe doesn’t mean to offend any of his elders by the sagging of his pants. Nevertheless, he can only care so much as he has his own morality to worry about.

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I transcribe my anti's
Tried battlin my damn pride and lost by a landslide
Give And Take by Kembe X (Ft. Chance The Rapper) 14

While writing about what he disagrees with and has a problem with, sometimes Kembe finds himself trying to let things go.. But his pride won’t allow him to.

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Sometimes I lay flat and stare at the fuckin ceiling
Beg myself to trust religion
Though nothings simple as sinnin
When alone in my room
Give And Take by Kembe X (Ft. Chance The Rapper) 14

When Kembe’s alone in his room, he stares at the ceiling and tries to force himself to believe in God although he knows he’s a natural born sinner. Similar to the opening of I Need Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQVy8-j3yjU

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