My nine flies, baptize, rap dies
With the Holy Ghost, I put holes in most
Tying in to the death imagery above, Biggie imagines his nine-millimeter pistol as some sort of reverse baptism (which happens at birth) that will send you see the Holy Ghost. Note how Biggie’s imagery gives shooting people a religious, almost saint-like manner, as if you should be lucky to be shot by him
The nine (gun) baptizes because it “wets” you (make you bleed)
Biggie is also referring to Mobb Deep’s 2Pac diss track “Drop a Gem On Em” with the rap guys-baptize rhyme which has basically the same target/message as this song.
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