Niggas’ rap sheets look like obituaries

from Nas – A Queens Story Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

If your rap sheet (criminal record) is as long as an obituary, you have committed a decent amount of crimes. An extensive rap sheet can land you in jail for a long time and effectively mark the end of your life, much like an obituary would. This line also plays off the previous line because a rap sheet is related to the courthouse and an obituary is related to the cemetery.

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