Two steps away from death
A vest and a holster
I detest detectives arresting us over
Weapons possession
They was checking the Rover
Inspecting the Tattoos
On my neck and my shoulder

from Nas (Ft. Damian Marley) – In His Own Words Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Nas is arguing with the detectives who have pulled him and his Rover over and who have apparently found guns. Of course, being the tatted up man that he is, they are also inspecting his tattoos for gang references.

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