Like these MC's, gotta give 'em the rules
Lie to the youth, Uncle Tom you confused
Might as well give the Hip-Hop community a noose

from Nas (Ft. Kelis) – American Way Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The rappers that lie to the youth and spit meaningless lyrics only perpetuate the subservient black stereotype. They stunt the growth of Hip Hop culture.

To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “American Way” by Nas (Ft. Kelis) Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box