Here's what I'll do:
Put you in this basket and float you down the Mississippi
Twenty miles from the Bayou
The “I” in this statement is God, not Jay Electronica, as the following lines/ explanations should make clear.
Given the context of the song, the second chance that Jay gets from God requires him to be reborn, just as Moses was sent down the Nile river not long after being born.
This line also alludes to water’s historical representation as having healing properties (hot springs) and the power of rebirth, especially in the context of Christian baptism. Jay’s Nile is the Mississippi, since he’s from Louisiana, which explains the mention of the bayou.
Jay said a similar line in Exhibit A,
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