Polo G, Distraction: inside the meaning of the lyrics

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Distraction is the new song by the American rapper Polo G. It’s a tough track, where the artist raps about his life, about the troubles he deals with everyday and how often he gets involved in the danger of the street life. The lyrics have many references to the way his life is and they could require an explanation of the meaning. In this article we will delve into the interpretation of the song and its meaning.

Below you can find the official video of Distraction.

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Distraction: the meaning of the lyrics

The title “Distraction” is mentioned in the chorus and it refers to the Ecstasy addiction, that Polo G has been fighting since years.

Fiend for that ecstasy, couldn’t keep from relapsin’
Bring out the best in me or be a distraction, uh (Uh)

This is the way he describes the effect Ecstasy has on him. Sometimes it helps to feel better as a person, sometimes it’s a mean to distract his mind.

The song presents Polo G against all his enemies, people who attack him in several ways. They can assume the form of a comment that brings him down because they don’t recognize his talent, or they can be the enemies he has in his savage life, together with his fellas, armed with guns, fighting on the streets. The “stepper” is a person who carries guns, so the expression “my stepper” refers to one of his friends, helping him in this “hunt”. Polo G knows that it’s not the right way to live, but sees in this companionship one of the few good things of his life.

If I tell my stepper, “Come and slide,” then he comin’
And I know it’s f***ed up how he daily out there huntin’
Heartless livin’, savage life, that’s just how he bomin’
But s**t, at least it’s a n***a I can count on for something, uh

Polo G even got interviewed by Genius about the meaning of Distraction lyrics, in the video you can find here (the lyrics are also explained in detail on their website) The main targets of his rap are the people who discredit him as an artist and the ones who threaten him with guns. The song refers also to the shooting where his friend B-Money was killed, suggesting everybody to not mention his name if they don’t want to trigger him. He even named his two guns Tia and Tamera, like two characters of a tv show he was probably watching as a kid.

Twin Glocks, Tia and Tamera, yeah, these my new b***hes
Hit they block with two switches, it make my shottas shoot different
We can empty out two hundred shots in less than two minutes
And B was one of ours, so that shouldn’t be a name that you mention

In the same way, he express disappointment towards who doesn’t recognize his talent. Despite his songs are always popular and appreciated by the rap community, there will be always people who’s just looking forward to see his success decline. And he will fight also against them. Because he’s confident about his artistic talent.

Cheered ’til I hit the top, now they can’t wait to see me plummet
Like for every win, another L come punch me in my stomach
I couldn’t even enjoy my birthday, b***h come to me about assumptions

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The full lyrics

How I go so hard, they still discredit my talent
Took s**t too far, now they regrettin’ what happened
Hard for my mama to accept I’m a savage
You play, I’m lettin’ you have it
Them shots let off, that’s too much blood for a napkin
They claim we locked in, what if I wasn’t rappin’?
Fiend for that ecstasy, couldn’t keep from relapsin’
Bring out the best in me or be a distraction, uh

If I tell my stepper, “Come and slide,” then he comin’
And I know it’s f***ed up how he daily out there huntin’
Heartless livin’, savage life, that’s just how he bomin’
But s**t, at least it’s a n***a I can count on for something, uh
Wе let them cannons spark, play with us, get punishеd, uh
We really had it hard, now blessings abundant
Cheered ’til I hit the top, now they can’t wait to see me plummet
Like for every win, another L come punch me in my stomach
I couldn’t even enjoy my birthday, b***h come to me about assumptions
They can’t f**k with me on my worst day, I done ran it up, all hundreds
Baby, Chiraq is my birthplace, if we got a problem, we slump it
Hard times spent, it’s the worst pain and you never get refunded, uh

How I go so hard, they still discredit my talent
Took s**t too far, now they regrettin’ what happened
Hard for my mama to accept I’m a savage
You play, I’m lettin’ you have it
Them shots let off, that’s too much blood for a napkin
They claim we locked in, what if I wasn’t rappin’?
Fiend for that ecstasy, couldn’t keep from relapsin’
Bring out the best in me or be a distraction, uh

Twin Glocks, Tia and Tamera, yeah, these my new b***hes
Hit they block with two switches, it make my shottas shoot different
We can empty out two hundred shots in less than two minutes
And B was one of ours, so that shouldn’t be a name that you mention
Hope when I’m talkin’, you listen ’cause I’m just hoping you get it
I tell my n***a ’bout hisself, hate ain’t got nothin’ to do with it
And you can’t call my phone for help, that’s if I heard that you snitchin’
Don’t speak on bodies on your belt, this just ain’t how we do business, uh
Bad news turn your whole day tragic, all they heard was that K clappin’
Any problem, we steppin’ up like the crate challenge
Left my heart on that notepad and that still wasn’t enough
Lotta snake bites, got low grass, can’t feel or trust

How I go so hard, they still discredit my talent
Took s**t too far, now they regrettin’ what happened
Hard for my mama to accept I’m a savage
You play, I’m lettin’ you have it
Them shots let off, that’s too much blood for a napkin
They claim we locked in, what if I wasn’t rappin’?
Fiend for that ecstasy, couldn’t keep from relapsin’
Bring out the best in me or be a distraction, uh