You know the rules

from 2Pac (Ft. Outlawz) – Hit 'Em Up Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

“The rules” here likely alludes to a law of the streets that Jay-Z described very well. When dealing with Gs, what goes around comes around.

This track is an explosive reaction to his shooting in New York City among other things. Pac was convinced that Biggie was behind the shooting, hence why Pac has to know go at Biggie and his crew. You know the rules.

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