What the other kid did was pull out, no doubt
A newer me in better shape, before he lit out, he lead the chase
I Gave You Power by Nas

the other kid pulls out a newer model of the other persons gun which he lead/lead the chase as in the first to fire and the lead in the bullet came out first

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But this time, it's done intentionally
He walked me outside, saw this cat
Cocked me back, said remember me
He pulled the trigger but I held on, it felt wrong
Knowing niggas is waiting in hell for him
He squeezed harder,
I Gave You Power by Nas

The gun stalls or jammed like planned the owner is in shock and about to get dropped. No matter how hard he pulls the trigger no blow.

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March 20th, 2014

Going back to the first verse, the owner doesn’t take care of the guns. His usage without maintenance leads to this backfire despite operating a weapon with a broken safety.

March 20th, 2014

This time, a troubled person takes him from his shelf and wants to intentionally kill the person who probably “stomped him out” (since he is stressed out — as shown in the previous lines).

This shows how troubled people rely on their gun to kill enemies quickly and also shows comparisons of having the intention of killing someone you hate using guns

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It's gats like me that accidentally go off, making niggas memories I Gave You Power by Nas

Thousands of people die each because of handgun accidents.
Dick Chaney accidentally shot somebody he thought look like a quail wink wink

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March 18th, 2014

we find this whole idea 16 years later in nas' record “Accident Murderers”

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He placed me on his waist, the moment I've been waiting
My creation was for Blacks to kill Blacks
I Gave You Power by Nas

What Nas is implying that guns are mostly used in poor'er communities and as statistics show, African-Americans make up most of the poor population.

What do you do when your in poverty? Resort to violence to maintain.

The best weapon for violence? A gun.

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January 16th, 2014

If this violence is occurring between Black people, those who participate in it are just being used by the larger racist system to keep their communities trapped in a cycle of violence, just like the gun who is narrating.

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There's a grenade in a box, and that tech that kept crying I Gave You Power by Nas

Weapons stash. The TEC’s making noise because it ain’t cleaned so it squeaks or squeals.

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February 9th, 2014

Saying the gun is “crying” means that it was leaking its oil/lubricant.

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Besides me it's bullets, two vests and then a I Gave You Power by Nas

Weapons stash

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Yo, weeks went by and I'm surprised
Still stuck in the shelf with all the things that an outlaw hides
I Gave You Power by Nas

His owner hasn’t had a reason to use him in weeks pretty strange considering his owner is a gangster

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February 19th, 2014

He’s also suggesting that these other “things” have a living on their own. He’s in with them together.

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Hoping one day police would place I Gave You Power by Nas

Police trace a serial number back to the owner of the gun also other murders with the gun.

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With numbers on his chest that say I Gave You Power by Nas

The guns serial number or a inmates cell number

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I was laid in a shelf, with a grenade I Gave You Power by Nas

A weapons stash

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