Investments in stocks,

from Nas – N.Y. State of Mind Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Illmatic was released in 1994, right before the (Clinton-inspired) 6-year stock boom, so Nas would have had some great buying opportunities. Moar like Nasty NAS-DAQ amirite?

But alas, it’s just a dream.

Also steppin it up, he invested ca$h into stock — inventory of drugs and guns — to have what he needed to be a large seller…big time dealer, a gangsta

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