Needed time alone to zone
The mack left his iPhone and his 9 at home

from Nas – Queens Get The Money Lyrics on Rap Genius


A two day stay, you may say I need the time alone
To relax my dome, no phone, left the 9 at home

Nas, One Love (1994)

This continues the theme of Nas “returning to form,” riffing on some of his famous rhymes from Illmatic, while updating them to take account of technological change and his own growing stature. His dubbing himself “Nasty Nasdaq” a few lines earlier is probably the quintessential combination of Nas’s old-school and new-school aspirations

“The mack left his iPhone…” is brilliant wordplay, since iPhones are manufactured by Mac (intosh).

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