In 5%-er lingo, “building” is the gaining of knowledge. With a bit of wordplay, Jay is constructing a castle of knowledge right on top of wack MC’s.
Here, knowledge is literally placed over foolishness, sort of like a priority list made physical.
Additionally, “Buildin' me a castle” is most likely an allusion to the classic Stevie Wonder song, “Overjoyed”, though Stevie’s castle was made of love.
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Indeed, Nas revolutionized the lyric game, and his influence can be seen in many an MC. Nas, himself, was influenced by the trailblazing lyrics of Rakim
Nas reached a higher level than most others.
Pusha’s comrades prefer violence to religion. Taken further, they like to mete out justice themselves, rather than wait of God’s vengeance.
They’re still kinda religious, though.
Some dealers are “fronted” cocaine, i.e., given without immediate pay due to their reputation. They’re known to be good for the cash.
Others don’t have that luxury; they’ve gotta have cash on hand to take home the birds.
As M.O.P. said, “Ante Up!”
Though you may look nice, happy, and ethical on the outside, looks can be deceiving.
Don’t believe me? Just ask pyrite.
Pusha’s getting millions of dollars from deals facilitated solely through his phone. Understandably, they’re on edge when the kilos are dropped off, and everyone is strapped.
Pusha’s tense. He needs to unwind, much like this coil should.
Whether Pusha means Fear Of God II, or an upcoming album, he’s destined to have an audience large enough to warrant a solo tour.
Though Pusha has positively impacted some women’s lives, he’s done his share of damage to others.
Pusha dealt her a bad hand.
Crime lords have to be vigilant to prevent betrayal. No one can detect all of the informants, which is why you need snakes!
Pusha has lost many comrades over the years, among them The Clipse’s former manager, Anthony Gonzalez, who was indicted for leading a $20 million drug ring that distributed throughout Virginia Beach.
Pusha has a similar line on “Alone In Vegas”.
Clever play on “Club Med”, the all-inclusive vacation resort. His friends are in federal prison doing ‘football numbers’