"Your brother's buckwilding in 4-Main, he wrote me / He mi..." (Nas – One Love) | rejected

Brother is doing some crazy shit in Maine — sex, drugs and violence — and might not be convicted in an ongoing case perhaps, although pretty much all black people in America are, right? Is Nas playing it ‘low key’ because he was involved?

"So stay civilized, time flies / Though incarcerated your ..." (Nas – One Love) | accepted

Yeah ^^ that’s what I was gonna add. And what does Nas mean “though incarcerated your mind die”? Seems a bit negative

"Your girl hold me close as a tiny dancer" (The Roots – Web 20/20) | rejected

Kinda mentioned here, albeit not a great song

"Consider me the clothes on your back and a warm meal" (Masta Ace – Acknowledge) | rejected

I’m not totally sure about this

"The pound is stronger than the dollar, holla" (Sway UK – Hype Boys) | rejected

imudger
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the pound is stronger than the dollar holla fuck u american pussies

"I don’t want them to know that's the gold innit?" (Sway UK – Hype Boys) | accepted

Yes. “Innit” means isn’t it, but he’s also saying the gold “in it” — his wealth.

"Roll up with Bacardi in the tee-total" (Sway UK – Hype Boys) | rejected

Yeah. It’s the best I could do at deciphering this line. He definitely says “Bacardi”, and “tee-total”. The in-between is anybody’s guess.

"Say what's up to Herb, Ice and Bullet" (Nas – One Love) | rejected

Herb sounds like a friendly guy.

"Proof is here in spirit" (Eminem – Cinderella Man) | accepted

Proof — Eminem’s best mate that was shot in a bar a few years back.

"Then writing in my book of rhymes, all the words past the..." (Nas – The World Is Yours) | accepted

The ‘margins’ here may also possibly serve as a metaphor for the barriers of acceptability/skill within the hip hop community at the time.