I feel like a black militant takin' over the government
Jay-z feels like a Black Republican, running the show and being a business man. Nas feels like a “Black militant taking over the government”. In this case, the government is DefJam, which Nas had just signed onto during that time. Therefore, he’s acting as a militant infiltrating the label and taking over.
This refers to the difference in Jay-Z and Nas' attitude. Jay-Z sees himself as a Business Man and Entrepreneur while Nas sees himself as a radical presence in music; a “true rebel since the beginning” as he is keeping it real to the roots of hip hop and its political agenda of cultural rebellion in the aftermath of the black power era
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