Kanye West provides soulful instrumental in a song about dreams that stay dreams and other that come true.
Nas spent his entire life trying to make money, whether that was through rap or doing petty robberies/drug deals. And his dream of making money finally came true after Illmatic came out and he was paid 17k in advance by the record company.
Nas responds to “Why,” by Lakey Da Kid. Due to his inability to blow-up, Lakey blamed his failure on Nas and began to diss him.
Where were you during all of this? Why are you trying to copy others' plans to get money instead of making your own route?