Get murdered on a humble, guns'll blast, niggas tumble

from Nas – Represent Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A “humble” is a minor offense such as possession of a non-felony quantity of drugs. The jail sentences for a humble are almost always under a year and can be as short as a few days. However, despite the fact that humbles have minimal legal ramifications, they can have a huge effect on how you are perceived by other dealers. When someone in your organization sees the police take you in on a drug charge and put you back on the street a few days later, they are going to jump to the conclusion that you snitched on your crew to get out of a prolonged sentence and won’t hesitate to kill you to protect themselves.

An example of this occurs in Season 4 of The Wire, where Little Kevin is brought in by the police for questioning after getting caught holding a very small amount of drugs. The police knew that they had no real case against him, they just brought him in hoping that he would give up the names of the higher ups in his organization. Kevin stood tall and refused to cooperate, but was still murdered by his boss' hitmen after being released the next day.

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