I dropped out of Cooley High, gassed up by a cokehead cutie pie

from Nas – Memory Lane (Sittin' in Da Park) Lyrics on Rap Genius


Nas was actually dating a girl who was a dope head (“cokehead cutie pie”) and he was in love with her. He dropped out of school in the 8th grade to pursue his rap career and was dealing with her during this time.

Cooley High (1975) is a classic of black cinema, depicting the exploits of a group of black high school students in the early 1970s. Nas associates his own high school experiences with this film.

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