The meaning behind the title of the tape is simple. In the event I am no longer here to support my son... he will have to become a man without me. If by chance he dwells in the same activity & social groups as I did coming up, he'll be placed in some of the same scenarios. These songs speak on the standards I have for my son. Whether he has to sell drugs, goes through problems wit females, or even betrayed by people close to him the bottom line remains the same. Nas can't play with none of these niggas..