We used to be like distant cousins, fighting, playing dozens
Whole neighborhood buzzing, knowing that we wasn't
Pac and his friend, in this verse he’s talking about a girl, was close like cousins, but everybody who knew them also knew they were very close friends, not related.
Playing dozens is an African-American custom in which two competitors — usually males — go head to head in a competition of comedic trash talk. They take turns “cracking on,” or insulting, one another, their adversary’s mother or other family member until one of them has no comeback.
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