I conversate with acquaintances, but it's nothing real The Star Room by Mac Miller

A common problem amongst rappers that make it big in a short period of time is having to determine which of your friends will be there for you no matter what and which ones are only there for your money. To avoid this Mac keeps himself distant from others — so while his fame allows him to interact with many people, he forms close relationships with very few of them.

Mac touches on this subject again in “Doodling In The Key Of C-Sharp” when he states:

Saw the people I know personally
See, they act a certain way because they working for me

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Queensbridge wake and up and smell the air
And stop killin' like a villain, like you don't care
The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on WKCR October 28, 1993 (previously unreleased freestyle) by Nas (Ft. 6'9", Grand Wizard, Jungle & Sudan)

Sudan implores his fellow QB natives to put an end to the vicious cycle of gang violence in the Bridge. This is slightly ironic given that his friend Nas, who also hails from QB, had a song titled “I’m a Villain” where he rapped about shooting up his rivals, but at least Nas only commits violence with his pen.

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My thoughts stay nasty like the underground sewage The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on WKCR October 28, 1993 (previously unreleased freestyle) by Nas (Ft. 6'9", Grand Wizard, Jungle & Sudan)

Six Nine compares his dirty thoughts to an underground sewer filled with human waste and rats amongst other filth.

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Asiatic Child, yo The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on WKCR October 28, 1993 (previously unreleased freestyle) by Nas (Ft. 6'9", Grand Wizard, Jungle & Sudan)

According to the beliefs of the Five Percent Nation, the Asiatic black man was the original human. Nas makes reference to this at another point on the album.

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The trigger man, I'm crazy like Sam The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on WKCR October 28, 1993 (previously unreleased freestyle) by Nas (Ft. 6'9", Grand Wizard, Jungle & Sudan)

Sam refers to David Berkowitz — a serial killer in 1970’s New York known as the “Son of Sam”. Nas also shouts out Sam on “Represent”, so it appears that he was pretty well known amongst kids in New York at the time.

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Since birth I was thinking too fast, my first beef was with the doctor
When he smacked me on the ass
The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on WKCR October 28, 1993 (previously unreleased freestyle) by Nas (Ft. 6'9", Grand Wizard, Jungle & Sudan)

Immediately after a child is born, the doctor in charge of the delivery usually slaps the kid’s backside, causing him to cry and thus open up his lungs. But Six Nine’s mind was so advanced at the time that he interpreted the slap as a sign of beef and struck back.

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Yo, I'm buggin' out cause the weed got me buggin'
Plus the Guinness Stout
The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on WKCR October 28, 1993 (previously unreleased freestyle) by Nas (Ft. 6'9", Grand Wizard, Jungle & Sudan)

Mixing alcohol with marijuana makes one become “cross faded” and dizzy.

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And when it comes to a battle
I stand out tall like the man who played the man on The White Shadow
The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on WKCR October 28, 1993 (previously unreleased freestyle) by Nas (Ft. 6'9", Grand Wizard, Jungle & Sudan)

On the TV drama The White Shadow in which a retired NBA basketball player takes a coaching position at a local high school, Ken Howard plays the role of coach Ken Reeves. Howard is 6'6", so by comparing himself to him Jungle is saying that he stands tall and dominates over his competition.

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Niggas don't know, that's word to the man Bo The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on WKCR October 28, 1993 (previously unreleased freestyle) by Nas (Ft. 6'9", Grand Wizard, Jungle & Sudan)

This is a reference to the “Bo Knows” advertising campaign in the 1990’s starring multi-sport athlete Bo Jackson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sz6xhPkGJ4

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But, Chill! Place the microphone and say peace The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on WKCR October 28, 1993 (previously unreleased freestyle) by Nas (Ft. 6'9", Grand Wizard, Jungle & Sudan)

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