What does it mean when rappers mention “The System”?
The slang term and phrase “The System” is a noun which is used to represent or describe an unbeatable authoritative system; the government or police. When one gets arrested or in trouble with the law they are a part of the system. Rappers often mention the system in song.
The System means an unbeatable authority; the government or police. T
he system can also mean a jail or prison which is created by the unbeatable authority; the government or police.
The slang term “The System” has been used by Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Lil Baby, Meek Mill, Quavo, A$AP Rocky, Havoc, Joey Badass, and many more rappers.
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