Ras Kass Soul on Ice cover is him in a prison cell. Nas saying that he feels that way because he’s associated with clowns that are gassing him up telling him to go at Nas.
euphemisms abound in this song, many children got in trouble repeating lyrics in this song in the 90’s
but back then it was based off of the Mandinka tribe of the Mali Empire. The loose translations led to mispronunciations into Mandingo. The Mandinka were also the famous tribe depicted in the Roots series. They represented power and perseverance through suffrage. They became the de facto tribe for Black Americans to look up to during the Afrocentric movement
referencing Dr. Dre’s “Fuck With Dre Day(And Everybody’s Celebratin')
this is sampling/interpolating MC Shan off of “The Bridge”
I hope SportsPhan is trolling. Ja Rule made numerous references to Tupac, from wearing his bandanas in the trademark Pac fashion, to working with Suge Knight, to sampling and remixing Pac songs and calling himself the next Pac and saying that Pac would want to ride with him if he were still alive. It got to a point where Eminem purchased all the rights to Pac’s posthumous work and some of his masters and wouldn’t let Murder Inc. use them anymore.
He says he has a stunning chain/necklace on and he’s decked down in Armani clothing.
It was also to include Lil Cease(original member), The LOX, and Black Rob(added later once they signed on Bad Boy in the 95-96 time frame) and ran by Lance “Un” Rivera
Seeing how Biggie died in March 97, I can’t see how this isn’t a shot at Nas. If he recorded this around the same time he did his Life After Death material, he was still firing back for the OB4CL and IWW shots aimed at him
yes we know Jay-Z bites Biggie, nothing new here, been doing it since Vol. 1.