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?
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.
To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “The Chase Pt. II” by A Tribe Called Quest Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box