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
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