It was my version of the blues

from Nas – Last Real Nigga Alive Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Rap was his version of blues music, giving him a creative outlet for the pain and frustration of the streets. His father Olu Dara was a jazz musician. Olu Dara’s generation had jazz and the blues and Nas' generation had hip hop

Father and son collaborated on “Bridging the Gap”

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