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Long Play Record and C.O.D. Music Disk.
‘Illmatic’ means “beyond ill”. But in this case, Nas is referencing his début album, Illmatic.
He also means that the bank statements are the ultimate thing that explain their spoils.
Something like this:
Got 25 years and a life sentence in prison after trial.
His friend didn’t attend the trial and as a result the judge sentenced him to 25 to life (an indeterminate life sentence). Although Tupac mentions a few lines later that his friend won’t see parole, being sentenced to “25 to life” implies that he’ll be eligible for parole in 25 years time.
“Blew” in this context means he flopped in the trial. Like he lost clearly.
His friend blew the trial and the judge gave him 25 to Life.
Grew up around gangs and grew up as gangsters.
They used to play around a lot, get wasted and have fun when they were teenagers.
More and more of his friends dying.
This is also a reference to 50 Cent’s “Back Down”
Yo mami, yo Papi
That bitch you chasin' ya little dirty ass kids
I’ll fuckin' erase them
In Ja Rule’s song “Loose Change”, a diss track aimed mostly at Em, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent, he insults Em’s parenting skills and says “…Kim’s a known slut, what’s Hailie gon' be when she grows up?” So this is retaliating, saying that Ja Rule’s kids must be terrible like him. This track is aimed at Ja as retaliation for that track anyway. He also retaliated to Ja on this issue on his 2004 track “Like Toy Soldiers” on his Encore album.
DON’T fuck with Em’s daughter. You’ll suffer for it.
I wanna know how they recorded this…