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Song Released: 2016

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Yeah, real music
Yo, ya just get in that, you get in that head space, ya know
Somebody get the body bags, working with beats and
Put the MC’s in ‘em, season 'em, put 'em on a beat with me, then I’m eating ‘em
Get away from the table,...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    May 15th 2018 report

    I think he is saying that he doesn't do this for people to just listen to. He does it for people to know what is going on in our lives and his. Like he says "What am I doing here if I'm not being real" means that if God doesn't exist then his songs have no meaning, and that he and his life doesn't have much hope if God is gone.


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    May 11th 2018 report

    I think NF is saying that his music is different to other rappers' because his has real meaning. He has really been digging deep into some really tough life questions. He says "my music is mind-blowing". I certainly felt like my mind had been blown when I first read some of his lyrics, he targets some very real problems most people will face at some point in their life. I think NF is really challenging us to look at how we're living and whether that matches up with what we believe. Music is meant to communicate a message and I reckon NF is using this song to say that is why his music is better, because he puts his heart into it, it's not just a job. He says "200 dollars inside of my bank account, woo, I was living on that". Clearly, rapping is a passion, his way of spreading the gospel, not a money-making device. He is trying to communicate big issues about life and about God. One big struggle he addresses in his song wake up is 'what are we living for?' Ultimately, it should be God, but too often we ignore him. He has put a lot of thought and, I assume, a lot of prayer into his lyrics which is what makes his music so worthwhile. I love his comment in the song Oh Lord when he says "I look around at this world we walk on
    It's a smack in the face, don't ever tell me there's no God". If you want more info on the evidence for God I strongly recommend reading Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. He lays out a really nice argument. It is important to remember, however, that there is more to being a Christian than just believing that there is a God. It is important to spend time with Him and in fellowship with other believers. It is about living your life out for God. If you are struggling with your faith, please talk to a local church member or a trusted Christian friend and refer to the Bible.


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    Apr 27th 2018 report

    if God aint real real isnt

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    May 11th 2018 report

    His music conveys a message that is something more than “seducin’ women, doin’ drugs, and gettin' money.” It is heartfelt and genuine. More than that, it comes from a deep love of God and a desire to do His work. (Or so I assume).

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 9th 2018 report

    If the music is gone then he's gone

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 18th 2017 report

    I think it means that if his music does not mean anything then he does not exist.

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