I chose this song first because it was one of my favorite songs ever. I use to listen to this song to get pumped up for every sporting event. Kid Ink has been one of my favorite artists ever. I have never really listened to the lyrics closely so I chose this song. I also thought that it would be interesting on what some other people think this song is about.
After researching a little on Kid Ink I found that he had a very rough childhood and this song it about how he went to “Hell and Back.” Kid Ink started rapping at the age of 16 and this was one way he was able to stay out of trouble in downtown Los Angeles. When the song says “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” this is talking about how the streets of Los Angeles made him stronger and helped him learn and become a successful person as he is today. "it took a lil time, but can't really be upset," this means that he didn't become famous but he got to where he wanted to be and is not upset about it.
In second rap verse Kid Ink has he talks about how he got to where he is today. When Kid Ink says "You only get one shot, keep your arm steady it doesn't actually mean with a gun, it means that you get one chance to get out of the place he lives to become a somebody instead of living on the streets. It says he is trying to make his own path and become successful growing up with nothing. When it says "the heat is on, I fire back," this means that when something bad happens in life you need to over come it and fight back and get through it like he did.
In the music video to this song, Kid Ink is walking around singing by himself in a run down area somewhere. This represents the old place he use to live in and he is all dressed nice and has a watch on and nice shoes and this shows where he grew up and where he is at today.