I be trying to reply and they never suppose I get my quiet time in
They think forever I’m rolling in dough
Swimming in a pool of cash

from Nas (Ft. Amy Winehouse) – Cherry Wine Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Nas maintains a high profile and easy reachable position. Due to him spending a lot of free time on his twitter, doing interviews and even on this site he is finding that he misses his ‘quiet time.’

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However the people only seem to want to talk about Nas' wealth, which, while it is considerable is not want he wants to talk about. It seems many fans think that Nas is the same man as he was in 1995, when ,naturally, he has changed considerably and will no longer be on the ‘Dont hate me’ vibe . This bothering is probably he reason the ‘don’t keep a cell phone.’

Also notice the line ‘The noise in my head — The curse of the talented.’ This line refers to the fact that when you are a deep mc as Nas, you have a constant process in your head, thinking about everything around you.

The noise could also be a reference to Tinnitus, a hearing disorder you eventually develop from years touring, rapping and recording. This has affected many famous artists, such as Will.i.am and Chris Martin.

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