Friday, November 6, 2020

Replace Me Song Lyrics Meaning - Nas ft. Big Sean & Don Toliver

Read Nas featuring Big Sean & Don Toliver - Replace Me Lyrics Song Meaning Explained.

Album: King's Disease
Release Date: August 21, 2020
Record Label: Republic Records
Songwriter: Nasir Jones, Sean Anderson, Caleb Toliver, Hollis
Producer: Hit-Boy, Haze, Eric Choice

Here, Don is reinterpolating the hook on Ella Mai’s track trip by using the same melody and flow. He also references the lines “I put my feelings on safety”

Nas is telling this girl that he has become a good guy around the lady, but now after the break up, it’s going to be difficult to control him as he is now removing the safety pin.

In a scene from the movie Love Jones, Larenz Tate and Nia Long, who play Darius Lovehall and Nina Mosley respectively, are seen together on a moving bike.

Both are in love and this scene is referenced here by Nas as a description of a couple in love. After the King’s Disease album was released, Nas posted a video of the movie clip to Instagram tagging both actors.

Sean uses the word stars to refer to three things in this line. First, the literal constellation stars is referring to believing in astrology. Next, famous celebrities (super stars) have a lot of power and need to be conscious about what they say on camera. Lastly, Sean makes a pun by referring to the drama series Power, which airs on the Starz network.

Big Sean also refers to the movie “The Hate U Give” where the main character Starr was always told by her father that her words have a lot of power.

10,000 Hours is supposedly how long it takes to master something, a theory made popular by Malcolm Gladwell. However, bad practice makes bad habits permanent while perfect practice makes perfection for mastery.

Jhene Aiko, Big Sean’s longtime girlfriend, also released a song with Nas titled “10k Hours” on her latest album, Chilombo. So it’s likely this line is also a clever reference to her.

When We Ride on Our Enemies is a popular 2Pac song quoted because 2Pac read books like The Prince and The Art of War in jail and created his Makaveli persona that rappers want to emulate.

Sean uses the Art of War to reference Pablo Picasso, one of the greatest artists of his time, by saying “I go Picasso”. Not only is he going as hard as Machiavelli, the esteemed author of the Art of War, but he is also going Picasso, the esteemed painter of his time. Big Sean is comparing himself to the greats in a cleverly constructed line.

Sean is always repping his city, from his 2012 mixtape Detroit, to his 5th studio album which was revealed on his 32nd birthday to be titled Detroit 2.