“It’s rare I listen to n***** who never been in my position/A caterpillar can’t relate to what an eagle envisions” - Nas
After years of pumping out some of the best lines in rap history, Nas sits at a position above rap, serving now as a mentor rather than a soldier. Comparing himself to the high-soaring, sharp-clawed eagle, Nas has the freedom to move where he wants and observe the game, keeping a close eye on the future and the streets below. In comparison, those below Nas who challenge his abilities find themselves nothing but a caterpillar, not only reduced to ground level, but also only able to reach a butterfly phase at best. Without ever stepping into Nas' shoes, they will always lack an awareness of his mindset.