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On the aforementioned "Cudi Montage," Kanye ends the second verse with a reference to Alice Johnson.
All growin' up in environments
Where doin' crime the requirement
They send us off to prison for retirement
Hopefully Alice Johnson will inspire men
For those who don't recall, Johnson is the woman who was serving life without parole for a first-time, non-violent drug offense. Kanye's wife, Kim Kardashian, inspired by seeing a video about Johnson, recently met with Donald Trump to speak about prison reform, and Johnson's case in particular. The meeting resulted in Johnson being freed after serving 21 years of her sentence.
It seems likely that this verse was laid after Johnson's commutation (which happened on Wednesday), which mainly speaks to how 'Ye and Cudi must have been working on this project down to the wire.