I was a teen drunk off brew

from Nas – Get Down Lyrics on Rap Genius


Teenager drunk off beer (brew). Not a common scene in a state of rap noted for near-exclusive self-glorification ego chatter. Nas paints an easily forgotten razor-edge moment in his life when he was young, dumb and rash — and, indirectly, how most of us were/or-still-are as well.

One rando brother saves either his life or his freedom with a couple chance words. Most of the remaining subjects of the song aren’t as “lucky”.

Makes you “wonder”.

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