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.
In Never Told, the person is questioning committed relationships in general, stating they all end the same. In this song, she points fingers directly at the males, saying they are all alike.
The guy is seeing his girl as bring clingy and overly attached. He’s telling her to give him some space, in this case, leeway.
TDE is using HiiiPower to fill the mouths of those spreading the bullshit that society teaches us.
This ties into the next line about beat making or rhyming. Climate is consistent, just like the big beat making names in the rap game (9th Wonder, Just Blaze, No I.D.). While the successful rappers change very quickly (just ask Talib Kweli), similar to how storms come a pass.
This is also a reference to the stewardess from the first verse. It’s pretty much impossible to have sex on a plane normally, so Kendrick has his back on the wall (probably in the bathroom) and the stewardess on his dick.
There’s a lot going on here.
When on fire, it is routine to stop, drop, and roll.
Kendrick ducks when he hears a gunshot, almost routinely. This is a part of that street lifestyle Kendrick lived. This goes into depth in the next few lines.
Kendrick is fired from his job. During this, his progress stops, he’s no longer making money. He drops, as in he falls back into that street life that is talked about in this song, and then rolls along with that life again.
This also mirrors his friendship with Kendrick Lamar, who has an album titled Section.80 which goes in depth on this concept.