I ain't the type of brother made for you to start testin'

from Nas – N.Y. State of Mind Lyrics on Rap Genius


As this song is about the rough way of life in New York, Nas is illustrating his mentality. You don’t want to challenge him because his environment forced him to be tough both physically and mentally.

This line would later be sampled in the song The Message on his 1996 sophomore album, It Was Written.

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