Astray into the milky way, worlds out of sight
Far as the eye can see not even a satellite
Here he continues the metaphor of taking the listener through the universe. The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System, so he’s going into the next galaxy(the next level of rapping), that no satellite(other rappers) can reach. One of the most creative ways ever to boast about how high your lyrical prowess. Rakim is quite known for lines like this.
“I stray into the milky way”…. not “ashtray”. the remainder of the explanation of the metaphor makes sense minus “ashtray”. He ventures into unchartered territory, the vast expanse of a whole new galaxy, i.e.: the next level of mc'ing
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