And we loved him cause, in him we saw some of us
He walked like us, talked like us
His back against the wall, nigga fought like us, damn

from Jay Z – Meet The Parents Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Jay and his crew loved the kid because he so easily blended into the crew, he was definitely fit to hang with them.

This seemed like a veiled way to pay respects to Pac and his strong followership.. A lot of ppl loved Pac cos they felt they could relate to him, hence, the “In him, we saw some of us” line ..

Sidebar: Jay was still cautious about giving Pac props as he was Big’s man but he tried to walk that fine line and still pay respect to both their legacies.. I think he succeeded in doing so …

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