Album: I Am...
Verse: Verse 3
Best Line: "He was live - do niggas even know the things that he tried? Robbed armored trucks - incidents where po-lice died."
Death is a frequent subject for Nas, to the point of obsession; "Small World" is a story about two people, the ruthless Carolyn and hapless Snook. The third verse tells the story of how Nas learns from Snook's mistakes: recognizing that he could be the next target, and identifying who has the strongest bond with Carolyn, he makes the pre-emptive move: "Shit is cool now, but put the tools down? Never / because everyday is on, livin' this life, out for this cheddar."