But that's the gift and the curse, that's the good and the bad

from J. Cole (Ft. Nas) – Let Nas Down (Remix) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

It’s lonely at the top. No one to ask for advice because they are coming to you for advice and if they don’t succeed in a way simliar to the way you did, they will blame thee person who is better than them, you.

The The Gift and The Curse is also a reference to the Blueprint 2 album by Jay-Z, whom he mentions in the next line.

Could also be a nod to J Coles album too which is heavy on the good and the bad duality of life.

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