Yo, let me let y'all niggas know one thing
There's one life, one love, so there can only be one King
“There can only be one king” is a quote by Pablo Escobar, Nas Escobar’s namesake. Nas also cities his acclaimed song One Love as a reason why he should be that King.
This line is also an attack on B.I.G., who had been declared “king of New York” in an infamous 1996 profile in the Source. Nas, whose Illmatic pioneered the NYC street rap that Biggie perfected for pop radio with hits like “Juicy”, tries to reassert his royal status on his more commercial sophomore album.
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