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Other young people around his age spent their time playing as opposed to the things he did.

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He was raised with a thirst for knowledge

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He’s unable to give the source of his rhymes because he himself isn’t fully aware. However he knows that they appear and they hit him nonetheless.

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Here he’s saying he doesn’t like it when people classify him with other rappers or other people in general because in his eyes, they’re all the same. He on the other hand isn’t the same as them because he’s continuously trying to improve himself.

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Can be interpreted as him saying that everyone including his sound engineer is on his back for him to probably alter his writing style because he addresses numerous themes as opposed to one thing throughout a song.

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Reference to the sinking of the Titanic.

Soulo may be using this as a metaphor for the downfall of the hip-hop genre.

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He’s wondering if people will be supportive on his uprising, even if his debut album doesn’t sell very well ( platinum, gold, silver, bronze… wood, not even being a metal would be terrible).

There’s also the possibility that he means Hollywood, when he becomes famous. He wonders if they will still try to guide him when he makes it.

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Some people probably thinks that he portrays himself as being ‘above them’. That possibly, he’s too good to dress like most of them expect.

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Manifest destiny (literally: obvious fate) was a 19th century attitude held by pioneering Americans that the US was destined to expand throughout the continent. It was their justification for claiming previously owned land as their own.

Ab-soul uses the term in relation to hip-hop. Some who have heard him think it’s only a matter of time before he takes over the game.

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Music on the whole kept him together and is responsible for who he is today.

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Damn! Double entendre! That’s cray!

Hahaha Ab-Soul you crazy! Keepin it real, 100% my nigguh