Judges hanging niggas, uncorrect bails for direct sales
My intellect prevails from a hanging cross with nails
Black people are being put in prison with unfair sentences for drug dealing (which is a violation of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. But Nas is too smart to get nailed — he “prevails”, or triumphs over, a system rigged against him.
“Uncorrect” may seem, well, incorrect — but it is good English, albeit a bit antiquated.
The hanging cross line is a reference to the crucifixion of Christ. Nas saw black people being persecuted similarly to Jesus and living through that struggle gave him insight.
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