Planets in orbit, line 'em up with the stars
Tarot cards, you can see the pharaoh Nas

from Nas – Nas Is Like Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Another, easier way to see the pharaoh Nas is to look at the cover of the album this song is on:

nasiam

He could also be saying that his lyrics are full of earth shaking, mystical potency, and to be fully comprehended, need to be sort of conjured through an esoteric ritual.


The first bar is related with astrology whereas the second one hints at mysticism.

Being special, NaS has it all and encompass every characteristics associated with each planets;

“Nas is like (…) Tarot cards” cause he considers himself clear-sighted — hence the then upcoming whole Nastradamus persona — and he pretends he has his very own card in the Tarot deck: The Pharaoh Nas which is, imo, a derivative of the classic The Emperor card. Definitely a great way to unveil his then upcoming album cover!!!!!

Shoutout to “TheLegend” from RapGenius board for his help on this one.

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