Jungle survivor, fuck who's the live-er
In Nas’s neighbourhood, it doesn’t matter if you are the baddest dude. Only the smart ones make it out in this urban hell.
New York City is also called the Concrete Jungle. This could also be a reference to The Furious Five’s track “The Message”, whose hook is:
“It’s like a jungle sometimes/It makes me wonder how I keep from going under.”
And obviously Nas didn’t go under.
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