They try to paint my LP's as mistakes, tell me
How you judge the greatest by how many records are sold
I've got no regrets for the records I make
How can I disown my own soul?
Ras' albums often receive mixed reviews, with extreme praise for the lyrics but unkind words about the beats. The rapper stands firm in support of his own work, dismissing his “paltry” album sales as any measure of how good an album is. Even in this fairly straightforward section, there is some wordplay — when Ras speaks of disowning his soul, he means it both literally and figuratively — his 1996 album was called Soul on Ice
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