To be “Ruthless” is to be cruel which means showing or having no pity or compassion for others. Like explained above by Milkman; Ruthless is also the name of the label owned by the late rapper Easy-E which was home to N.W.A.
But like Game said, he’s not talking about the label
What Nas means is that he knows 50 so well that he even knows his grandma. It’s not difficult to point her out in public. This is due to their early close relationship circa 1999/2000. Both emcees are from Queens, New York. The next line “you was my man” is proof of this.
Nas is a Braveheart, a Queensbridge group that’s well known to consist of his little brother Jungle. 50 Cent has recorded with the Bravehearts on “Who U Rep Wit”.
great explanation but update the last line like this:
R.A still had a great relationship with his father until his death in early 2010
I was stripped off my contribution to this explanation by who ever accepted it.
Nostradamus real name Michel de Nostredame was a French prophet who lived in the 16th century. He was able to, in some peoples’ points of view, predict the future.
Nas named his forth studio album Nastradamus, and post as a prophet on its cover. Nastradamus was also one of Nas' many monikers. Here 50 is saying that Nas (a highly acclaimed New York emcee) praised his (50) skills and predicted he’s the future of hip hop. 50 will later make a mixtape called 50 Cent Is The Future
You are wrong. This song was recorded in 2005. It also talk about his alleged signing to Murder Inc at the time.
Which year? this song was recorded in 2005