The buddha monk's in your trunk, turn the bass up

from Nas – It Ain't Hard to Tell Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Nas refers to himself as “the buddha monk” because of his love for marijuana — aka “buddha”. Illmatic features an all-star team of producers including Q-Tip, Pete Rock, Large Professor and DJ Premier, so if you want to appreciate the full effect of the album you should turn your bass up and blast it.

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