Whenever frustrated, I'm a hijack Delta

from Nas – N.Y. State of Mind Lyrics on Rap Genius


This line calls back to one of the earliest terrorism allusions in rap from Grandmaster Melle Mel and Duke Bootie in “The Message”:

A mid-range migraine, cancerous membrane
I think I’m going insane
I swear I might hijack a plane

The Delta example was not accidental — Delta experienced a dozen hijackings in the 1970s and 1980s.

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