I'm doing rhymes now, fuck the crimes now
Come on the ave, I'm real hard to find now
Cause I'm knee-deep in the beats

from The Notorious B.I.G. – Machine Gun Funk Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Biggie’s days of hustling on the corner are long gone. These days he’s in the studio working on music.

‘The Ave’ is the local’s name for the Fulton Street in Brooklyn, as written in the October 1994 issue of The Source.

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