Never thought he’d be successful
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Its been awhile since Nas smoked out and with his Queens-bridge friends
Most likely referring to the 3rd and 4th lines
Nas was paranoid, his imagination was getting the best of him.
An argument got heated and someone pulled out a gun
Nothing will stop Nas from making the music he wants to create.
Even though hip hop is dead, Nas can’t forget about it and the roll it plays in his life and American culture
Nas is that special rapper, his past made him what he is (Illmatic)
There’s a party going on, so sleep can wait