Go get your crew, Hobbes, I'm prepared to bomb troops

from Nas – One Time 4 Your Mind Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In reality, Nas is probably saying “go get your crew, hops…”, using vintage early 1990s NYC slang for “bruh” or “homie.”

But we prefer to think it’s a reference to the 17th century philosopher Thomas Hobbes, whose vision of a “natural” society as a realm of unceasing tension and status competition leading to violence, would have been familiar to the denizens of early 1990s New York.

Hobbes rolls for dolo

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