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1 definition by That's Capitalism

 
1.
Adjective. Being in a tough situation, being hopeless or helpless, living in poverty. Rough, difficult, troublesome.
A brother need food, you got to have food for your health
And clothes, gear to keep a steam on yourself
Son, shelter, a place to lay for rest when your stressed
Over life 'cause it's trife and aint no God gonna help you

- Dead Prez, Food Clothes and Shelter

It's real, grew up in trife life, did times or white line
The hype vice, murderous nighttimes, and knife fights invite crimes

- Nas, Memory Lane
by That's Capitalism October 07, 2010