Music gave me knowledge of self
And I'm a knowledge-ous self, then gave me knowledge of wealth

from Talib Kweli (Ft. Abby Dobson & Nelly) – Before He Walked Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Nelly has grown as an individual and an artist throughout his career in music and his “knowledge of wealth” is a reflection of his success.

This line is likely also a reference to the song K.O.S. (Determination) by Talib Kweli and Mos Def as Black Star.

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