Masta Ace • “Young Black Intelligent (Y.B.I.)” • 2016

Penny for your thoughts, a nickel for your dreams
A dime for your goals and a quarter in your jeans
Trying to make a dollar outta forty-one cents
Caught up in the barbed wire, shorty on the fence

– Masta Ace, “Young Black Intelligent (Y.B.I.),” The Falling Season, 2016