Also a reference to the famous phrase used in rocketry.
Maryland rapper Logic, who refers to himself as “Young Sinatra” released a freestyle to this song titled 5AM. You can find it here.
Kendrick’s first release was at 16 as well.
Use the Kendrick song “Hol' Up”.
The song, ironically, was also about love.
Super gone is a double entendre here. He’s gone meaning he’s high. He’s also so far from the person people know, that people can’t relate to him now. Think Drake’s So Far Gone.
This also symbolizes the church as a refuge, an escape from the Compton life. Hence the reason why all his faith was lost when re-introduced into this life.
Also notice the use of “we” and “I” here. If Big wins, the ex girl would take it as a victory for herself as well. If Big doesn’t make it, the girl is gone.
This generation in general idolizes the celebrity rappers and the sports figures. The problem lies in the fact that they won’t all make it as rappers or athletes. Some will end up being something else. If everyone wants to be a rapper or athlete, the ones that end up disappointed have nothing else to look up to being, no doctors or lawyers.
This is similar to Cole in a much larger way then many think. J. Cole graduated cum laude from St. Johns University, only to be buried in debt. Shows how little a college education can potentially end up doing for you.