Nine-tre, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh...
I don't wanna say nine-tre
Cause my man Extra P said don't say the years
So, it's for eternity, know what I'm saying?

from A Tribe Called Quest – The Chase Pt. II Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Nine-tre is 1993, when this song was made. It was common for rappers to timestamp their tracks back then. Apparently Large Professor (Extra P) wanted it a bit more universal.

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