Who's the killer, me or you?

from The Notorious B.I.G. (Ft. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony) – Notorious Thugs Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

After describing all his trouble, he points the finger away from himself at this point. Despite listing all his problems and vices, he consistently used the pronoun “you”. This isn’t meant for one target in general, but more a personification of all his problems. Is it really his fault for living such a dangerous & “notorious” lifestyle, when in actuality, it’s “you”, the lifestyle itself that’s causing the problems. In that sense, he’s not killing anyone, it’s the life of a rapper on top of the world that’s killing people.

Maybe a shot at Raekwon, as The Killer was the movie sampled throughout Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, where Biggie was dissed.

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