Dropping out schools
The crack epidemic had rap representing the rules

from Nas – Last Real Nigga Alive Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Dropping out of school, Nas is a school drop-out, Rap is truly what was representing what was going on around him in the crack epidemic and how people were living according to time and circumstance

Also references Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ten Crack Commandments”.

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