Last night I had a dream
Thoughts was racin through my head, it was all a dream
Felt so real to me
This is what was said

from Jay Z (Ft. Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G.) – A Dream Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This is setting the scene for what BIG said to Jay in this dream of his. His head was racing around and he was trying to figure out what was going on as he was so incredibly confused by his visit from this unreal being. He questions whether it was a dream with “it was all a dream” then contradicts the statement with “it felt so real to me”.

This back and forth battle in his head both plays off of the famous Biggie Smalls line “it was all a dream” from “Juicy” as he does multiple times in this song and shows the struggle within Biggie’s head as he thinks about all that is wrong with the scenario he is faced with and why it may or may not have actually been the ghost of Biggie Smalls visiting him.

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