Name a nigga under the same sky that I’m under
Who gets money, remain fly, yeah, I wonder

from Nas – Nasty Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Getting money usually corrupts people and makes them betray their principles; Nas managed to get money “and remain fly”. However despite remaining true, he has been in serious debt. But just like he says in “Loco-mMotive”, also on Life is Good:

I started out broke, got rich, lost paper then made it back
Like Trump being up down up, play with cash

As of 2013 his networth is estimated $30 million. Not only has he sold over 25 million, but currently owns a Fila sneaker store, a magazine publishing and his own record label. In fact, he currently serves as the associate publisher of Mass Appeal Magazine.

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