Let my cash invest in stock
Came a along way from blasting, tecs on blocks
Went from Seiko to Rolex, owning acres
From the projects with no chips, to large cake dough
Nas depicts his wealth saying that he buys shares issued by companies as mean of raising capital which makes him a shareholder.
Then he goes back and forth between both his past and his presentasserting he made it from a common thug to the landlord status, from being broke in the hood to crazy amounts.
In essence, rags to riches. Let us appreciate the food / money imagery of the no-chips-to-large-dough transition. It’s also more juxtaposition, like the earlier verse.
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