I'd rather murder beats than murder people, for this reason
Ab is criticising religion as he suggests that Christianity leads to violence and death. For instance, the religious Crusades, that were sanctioned by The Pope, led to the deaths of countless individuals in the early 13th century. Therefore because of the fact that Ab Soul ‘prayed’ to himself, as wittnessed in the previous line, and not Jesus he ended up becoming a talented rap artist instead of a violent and murderous individual.
Reason is a program that you can use to make beats (wordplay)
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