But yo, guess who got shot in the dome-piece?
Jerome's niece, on her way home from Jones Beach
Nas changes the subject… to more bad news: Jerome’s niece got shot in the head, perhaps as a bystander. Still, how can you be upset when the bad news is delivered in such an awesome rhyme cadence?
This line was referenced in a great freestyle by Crooked I:
When I’m speaking, Long Beach is still at it
Niggas get shot in the dome piece like Jerome’s niece on Illmatic
Immortal Technique also refers to this line on the hidden track “Dance with the Devil”:
Chemically bomb you, fuck using a chrome piece,
I’m Illmatic, you won’t make it home like Jerome’s niece
Nas himself refers back to this line on Accident Murderers
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