He signed before the mixtape was released.
Nas is drawing a parallel between himself and Jesse Jackson. Just as Jackson witnessed King’s assassination firsthand, Nas witnessed the murdering of true hip-hop take place right in front of him.
I think that he’s talking about how the big record labels and commercialization of hip-hop as a whole has stolen a lot of the genuine quality and life from the music.
No his actual blood brother is in jail/has been in jail. This is a common topic in his music.
It should be “tryna get my last little nut, alright”
“Viva Mexico, Cubano, Dominicano
All the clubs that I know” should be “All the plugs I know”
It should be “dead fucking center”
It’s “and for that I give them my torso”
Or he could be calling Amber Rose a man (because of her short hair). She could be who he’s talking about when he says “I hate niggas.” Also if she was a man, Amber would be her Mom’s first son and Kanye would be like a second son to her.