Lyric: "Wish I could flap wings and fly away, to where black kings in Ghana stay."
In his now infamous blog post, investor Marc Andreessen noted that Rap Genius would set out to create the "Internet Talmud." But, it should be noted, that scholarship—if indeed Andreessen and RG's founders intend to develop the "definitive online community of rap aficionados"—should never be taken too lightheartedly.
While this annotation is correct in its analysis of Nas' desire to escape the streets of New York City's urban enclaves (Queens specifically), the line "swagged out Ghanaian king" indicates a poor understanding and utter lack of respect for the cultural importance of traditional tribal garb. Reducing the history of African ceremonial dress to two words—"swagged out"—is lazy at best.