Forgive me on the extreme lateness of this post, but I just stumbled upon this. Some of you may be familiar with Rap Genius (a social site of sorts that lets rap aficionados break down the meanings behind rap lyrics). Well, turns out Nas is a huge fan of the site and is even a verified user (among others including K.R.I.T.) who has contributed some lyrical analysis himself. After all, who better to explain the lyrics then the poet who created them. Here, he explains the meanings behind a few lines, including the legendary “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” Check out a bonus vid of K.R.I.T. getting verified after the jump.