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What's "straight" mean here? Is this a slang?

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Rebecca

In informal terms, to "get something straight" means to get something right or properly. Here, "trying to get my money bag straight this time" means that he's trying to secure his income, to get his money without issues. And considering the context of the song, he is likely talking about a lot of money. Ex: Let's get things straight so we don't get confused later. Ex: I want to get my facts straight this time, so let me take some notes.

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