Begin like a violin
End like Leviathan, it's deep, well let me try again

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


“Begin like a violin/End like leviathan” suggests that Nas has the ability to be both smooth like a violin and destructive like the Biblical sea monster Leviathan. Leviathan possessed many traits a rapper would envy, such as the ability to spit flames and the tendency to scare away its challengers after one attempt.

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