Your arms too short to box with God

from Nas – You're Da Man Lyrics on Rap Genius


A reference to the Broadway musical of the same name, whose title is taken from a line written by Harlem Renaissance figure James Weldon Johnson.

The ‘god’ here is Nas, as in Five-Percenter theology

(Xzibit would flip this line on Talib Kweli’s ‘Down for the Count,’ where he says ‘Your little lungs are too weak to hotbox with god’)

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