Staring at a young disciple
I almost gave my life to what the dice do

from Nas – Get Down Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This line is about how he almost threw his life to chance instead of taking control and making something of himself. Not sure why my original annotation was changed here. It means that Nas almost lost his life to statistically what most people from the hood lose their life to, a life of crime in jail or dead.

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