But I'm here for a greater purpose, I knew right from the start
I'm just a man of the people, not above but equal

from J. Cole – Let Nas Down Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Cole realizes we are all equal; no one person is better or worse than the next. That’s why he continually makes an effort to inspires people to grow as whole; as opposed to people trying to get for a quick dollar.

Curiously enough, on Forbidden Fruit, he says no one is above him “but God himself”, therefore God is the only one who can judge him. Cheeky Cole, also in stark contrast to the rapper he is competeing with and also mentioned in the song, Kanye West. He has a new album and one of his songs is titled “I Am a God”.

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