Brooklyn keep on taking it
Manhattan keep on making it
Trying to leave Queens out

from Nas – A Queens Story Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A reference to BDP’s famous Queensbridge diss “The Bridge is Over”

Manhattan keeps on making it
Brooklyn keeps on taking it
Bronx keeps creating it
And Queens keeps on faking it

Queens may have lost the Bridge Wars but Nas has been solidly representing QB since the 90s. Has anyone done the same for the Bronx?

See “Back When” for another callback to the Juice Crew era.

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