Homicide's illegal and death is the penalty
What justifies the homicide, when he dies?
Masta Killa actually does some pretty deep philosophizing here.
Back when this song was written (and in places where it still is practiced) it was common for states to practice the Death Penalty. Killa questions the point of this practice by referring to the killing of inmates as another homicide and painting those who champion this method as hypocrites.
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