You are your car, what could represent me
Too Godly to be a Bugatti, you honestly
Must design me somethin' Tommy Mottonic from Queens had before the ’90s
Drug dealer car,
Here, Nas nitpicks between luxury vehicles showing his discerning taste — He is a “godly” man in most senses of the word, and Bugattis are only in style at the moment. He’s implying that they’re too flashy/trendy without substance for them to represent him. Clearly we’re getting into the upper-echelons of wealth and discerning taste here…
Tommy Mottonic was a Queens drug dealer in the 80’s; Nas wants a car designed for him to look like the car Tommy drove. Completing the “you are your car” concept from earlier, Nas chooses a car that represents his heart (from Queens) and origins (as a street kid). .
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