Nas

Get Down God's Son
I drove with gang members to a funeral for a person who had lived on Crenshaw Blvd in Compton, LA, CA.
liberty
Represent Illmatic
It's the junction of 40 Ave & Vernon Blvd in the Queensbridge Housing Projects in Queens, New York City
Bklyn718
N.Y. State of Mind Illmatic
I believe Nas is actually saying "tougher than dykes" which can either mean dykes as in a levee, which is a protective barrier, or dykes as in butch, tough, lesbians.
wisdomtruth305
N.Y. State of Mind Illmatic
Betting Grants means money and most likely a lot of it. See-Low is a dice game and he's playing with the champs or best ones because most likely they have the most money. So he's saying that he's good at See-low and so are the people he's playing with.
The Notorious D.I.P.
Made You Look God's Son
Nas uses this line to display the extent of his wealth. A Maybach is an extremely high-end luxury car produced by Daimler (who owns the more familiar brand Mercedes-Benz). He sits in the back seat, being chauffeured. His TVs are plasma (expensive).
yankeefan
I Can God's Son
Expanding upon his previous lines, Nas is explaining how blacks used to be scholars and that even advanced civilizations such as the greeks and romans came to Africa to learn from them.
yankeefan
I Can God's Son
Kush was a very long-lasting and influential empire in Africa. Timbuktu was a major city known for its contributions to scholarship. Nas uses these to exemplify the contrast between ancient and modern day black culture.
yankeefan
N.Y. State of Mind Illmatic
He is implying that sleeping is not cool, as he always works when most are sleeping. Of course, this is an exxageration, because if he NEVER slept, he wouldn't live very long. So, in actuality, NOT sleeping is the CAUSE of death.
Mr5Star
Get Down God's Son
Indigo is another word for purple. Purple haze is a popular variety of marijuana, known for good potency related to cost to obtain.
awhite99mustang
I Can God's Son
... he was in shock that the mountains were black faces/ shot of they nose to impose what basically/ still goes on today you see? It's basically referencing the history of whites stealing black culture or bringing the African culture down.
93xTilxInfity