Who is Speed?
Cypher + prose = speaking in code? Which is exactly what Nas is doing by using such a portmanteau, I guess
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?
I’m almost certain this is meant to be ‘Ma Dukes’, as in a ghetto word for mother…think J Dilla’s mum. So Nas is saying he gave Clive’s mum the money himself
Yeah ^^ that’s what I was gonna add. And what does Nas mean “though incarcerated your mind die”? Seems a bit negative
Kinda mentioned here, albeit not a great song
I’m not totally sure about this
1 year ago 8
the pound is stronger than the dollar holla fuck u american pussies
Yes. “Innit” means isn’t it, but he’s also saying the gold “in it” — his wealth.
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.