I can get iller than 'Nam,

from Rakim – Follow The Leader Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

“Ill” can mean 2 things:

  1. Acting stupid. Perfectly explained in the song by Run-D.M.C., “You be Ill'n”

  2. Something crazy, extraordinary, or over-the-top.

Rakim compares his rhymes to the unbelievable destruction/murder of the Vietnam War, getting both crazier and more intense than the infamous battles.

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