While the triple sixers' lassos keep angels roped in the basement
Triple sixers refers to the number of the devil, 666. To him, the industry and the way it is set up is the devil, because it keeps benevolence hidden. As far as hip-hop goes, those who want to express true, unfiltered art are the angels in the basement, and on a larger scale, the monetary system keeps the peace-makers quiet.
The line alludes to Nas' “The World is Yours”, in which he asserts that one of the dangers of his urban lifestyle is being “caught by the devil’s lasso”.
Also, “basement” is in reference to the underground hip hop scene.
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