9. On "One Time 4 Your Mind," Nas paints a scene of watching movies with the homies.
“When I'm chilling, I grab the buddha, get my crew to buy beers/And watch a flick, illin' and root for the villain, huh”
Nas once again begins his verse with a reference to the movies. This time he lets us know exactly where his loyalties lie when he watches a flick. He and his friends won’t be rooting for the police or the other typical “good guys.” They want to see the “villains” run away with the loot and get to freedom.
Coming from the streets, Nas tells us he identifies with the so-called “criminals,” and as he says on “Memory Lane,” he raps for the, “listeners, bluntheads, fly ladies and prisoners, Henessey-holders and old-school niggas.”