I gave it all up so I can chill at home with mama
She was getting old and sick so I stayed beside her
We had the best times, she asked would I make more songs
I told her not til I see her health get more strong

from Nas – Last Real Nigga Alive Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Nas took a break from the rap game to stay by the side of his ailing mother.

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