Just like the gods I start with knowledge and follow with wisdom
For greater understanding

from Big L (Ft. Jay Z) – Seven-Minute Freestyle Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This is reference to the 5 percent Nation(Nation of Gods and Earth) and their doctrine. 5 percenters refer to themselves as “Gods” and women as “Earths”.

The doctrine involves memorization of certain tenets “The knowledge” such as (The Supreme Alphabet, Supreme Mathematics and The 120 Lessons of The National Of Islam) which when studied will lead to “the wisdom” (the light).

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