Be lighting L's sipping Coors on all floors in project halls

from Nas – The Message Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Today Nas does better than Coors, but he says that when he’s rhyming it’s like he’s back in the projects again, with no money or status, nothing but his hunger for greatness and his desire to describe what he sees on the streets. He’s transported back to the QB projects. This is how he keeps it real on records, despite having “made it.”

Note that this is more or less the theme of Nas’s 2012 video for Nasty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo97R0ib1CE

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