The beat's slow, til you listen to my pace

from Kanye West (Ft. KRS-ONE, Nas & Rakim) – Classic (Nike Air Force Remix) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He’s talking about how the tempo is compared to how far ahead of the time his lyrics are compared to the timeframe in which the beat sounds like. In other words the beat sounds more “Classic” in the sense of how it sounds and how futuristic Kanye’s lyrics are over it.

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