What does Jakes mean?
Police, cops or law enforcement.
Example sentence: “Knock when you hear the jakes.”
Jakes in songs:
“Jakes on the blocks we out-clever” – Havoc, Survival of the Fittest.
“My shit is on the streets, this way the Jakes ‘ll never stop it” – Nas, Represent.
“Jakes be so deep in cover they be chasing the feds” – Joey Bada$$, Hardknock.