Make a man Cassius Clay

from Nas – The Message Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Birth name of boxing great Muhammad Ali.

Drinking alcohol will make you belligerent sometimes, which will often lead to physical altercations/fighting.

It’s actually “makin mad Cassius Clay” a witty bit of wordplay alluding to how his paper’s long. Anyone with this on vinyl can slow it down n hear it more clearly.

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