Feel the strangest, if no money exchanges
I got these kids in Ranges, to leave them niggas brainless
All they tote is stainless,
If something goes wrong with the drug deal, Biggie has backup outside — armed (“stainless” steel refers to guns) men waiting in Range Rover SUV’s waiting for the word to attack.
This bit becomes important in the third verse when Biggie raps:
“A Jamaican, some bitches I swear, they look gay
And a black Range Rover, been outside all day
Biggie clearly wasn’t listening to his bosses instructions, because when Gloria told him about the Range Rover that was outside all day he assumed they were “flipping” and “pistol gripping”, meaning that they were coming for him and Ron. Biggie’s boss had that kids in the Range there to protect him and Ron, in fact.
Nonetheless, deception is a very large aspect of this song, so maybe it was a good thing that Biggie disregarded his bosses instructions, and the kids in the Range were there to finish Big and Ron off after they got the loot.
There is also a second possible interpretation to these lyrics..
Perhaps when he sees the guys in Range Rover as enemies, it isn’t because he wasn’t listening to his boss advice, it’s because he will do different from what his boss has asked him to do (i.e. rob the guys instead of do an exchange), and then these guys will actually try to kill him for disobeying. This is based on the following line:
Just bring back the coke or the cream or else,
your life is on the shelf, we mean this, Frank.
As most people will tell you, the best stories rarely unfold in an obvious, linear fashion; they will confuse you at first and many times, come at you from an angle rather than straight on. We definitely see this in some of Biggie’s tales.
You gotta love a rapper who can tell a good story. RIP B.I.G.
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