That's our cosa nostra

from Kanye West – I Am a God Lyrics on Rap Genius


“Cosa Nostra” refers to the Sicilian Mafia. Translated to English, it means “Our Thing.” In a 1963 testimony, Joseph Valachi became the first mafia member to actually acknowledge the existence of the mafia. He also referred to the mafia as Cosa Nostra, making it a household name.

The way he pronounces it, “cosa nostra” also sounds like “cAsa nostra”, which is italian for “that’s our house”. This connects with the line above.

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