Ayo, late night, candlelight,

from Nas – Nasty Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Like the college kids reading this, Nas pulls all nighters to pen his verses and deliver knockouts.

This (and the rest of the line) is also a reference to Raekwons' line from Eye for an Eye (on which Nas is also featured):

But Late night candlelight, fiend with a crack pipe

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