“Shakin Back” is slightly different than other records celebrating a rappers return from prison. In lieu of visiting an IHOP on his way back home, Kev digs deeper into this sense of paranoia that festered because some of his presumed friends failed to keep in touch. He anticipates a “bait-switch” welcome home party-turned-ambush, carried out by those presumed friends. If anything, “Shakin Back” is the unconscious deliberation of his internal validation system, the one he adopted in order to survive prison life. “Shakin Back” to civilian life is no small order, according to Luca Brasi the 3rd.
I’m pissing clean for my CO, I’m a living legend
Straight out the clink, fuck every CO that encounter Kevin
White people showing love, n****** hating on me
They say they got a cake bait and they waiting on me.