I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death
I lay puzzle as I backtrack to earlier times

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

Meaning

Triple Entendre…

“Did Nas already mention He’s an insomniac??”

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