Gangster see gangster do I'm Langston Hughes predecessor

from Nas – Everybody's Crazy Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Nas makes a play on the sentence:

Monkey see, Monkey do

He wants to tell us how every gangster is influnced by other criminals to commit crimes, so he eventually compares them to monkeys.

In reality Nas is the predecessor here of the literary great
Langston Hughes but takes poetic license on this line.

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