Similar to Lupe Fiasco’s “He Say She Say” song, this verse is a carbon copy of the first verse with a female giving her side.
We need Lupe to explain this himself. Rap Genius do us the honor
This is the signature of producer Focuss… He often uses it in the biggining of most of his tracks
The line is aimed at P. Diddy who owed the group royalties. The dispute was later settled when Diddy decided to give back their royalties
Great punchline by Banks
He’s talking to girl that don’t know him, that probably only saw 50 on TV. he saying that boy you saw acting a fool in videos, on shows etc “It’s me”, “I’m 50”.
In the previous line Banks questioned someone about what happened to their career since they was such a big role model for the kids. The first part of this line, Banks says that he’s doing better then them, hence “on the contrary”. “Hands covered with platinum” just adding more to him doing better by stating that he can afford a lot of expensive jewelry, and drive fancy cars
Its not making dirty money, its just getting money by any means, dirty or legit whatever way
Also, Big Brother refers to the reality game show where a group of people live together in a large house, isolated from the outside world.
The name contains two words, Mind and Bend.
Nas means Fox News bends your mind. In other words they twist your mind when you view their lies and believe. The next line extend more on this