Thinking a word best describing my life to name my daughter
My strength, my son, the star, will be my resurrection
Born in correction, all the wrong shit I did, he'll lead a right direction

from Nas – The World Is Yours Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

That word? Destiny


A reverse take on the Biblical notion “The sins of the father shall be visited upon the son a thousand times”. The mistakes in Nas life will help his son grow.

“My son, the star, will be my resurrection” is a Five Percent reference. According to NGE teachings, the “star” (son or daughter) will be the resurrection of the “God” (man/father) when the “Earth” (women/mother) gives birth his son.

Method Man knows this too.

Fifteen years after Illmatic was released, Nas ended up having a son, and named him Knight. “Night” and “knight” are homophones, and stars shine at night. On top of that, “son” is homophonic with “sun”, and the sun is a star. Wordplay!

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