42nd street terminal
A choir comes in and sets the stage of the song as Nas rides across New York on the 42nd Street Terminal and Park Avenue. Along the way he reflects upon his success and his past as well as the general influence that New York has had upon his career.
Hint: The first thing you hear in Illmatic is a train coming through on “Genisis” — trapped in the 90s the last line of the song and the whole mood of the reord.
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